£1 billion for the West of England over the next 30 years - but will it reach everybody? Help shape the strategy now

23 August, 2017 - 14:15
 
In the recently published West of England Strategy (WoE) discussion paper, Metro Mayor Tim Bowles lays out his plans for the next four years and pledges to work with “councils and business to lead a region that delivers on economic growth”. 
 
The...

Key findings from The UK Civil Society Almanac, 2017

10 August, 2017 - 11:37
 
“The UK Civil Society Almanac, published annually by NCVO, is the definitive reference publication for anybody interested in the voluntary sector, and its role in civil society. Widely cited by the media, it is used extensively by policy makers and sector leaders”....

Brexit Health Alliance outlines "collective asks" as the UK negotiates leave terms

9 August, 2017 - 13:27
 
As Brexit negotiations continue, The Brexit Health Alliance (BHA) has put forward...

Government publishes guidance on the Brexit ‘Repeal Bill’ for businesses and organisations

4 August, 2017 - 11:16
 
The Government has published a guide for businesses and organisations around the passage of the Repeal Bill. It provides an...

Council cuts to the Supporting People budget: have your say before 5th September

2 August, 2017 - 15:01

 

A combination of drastic reductions to central government grants and the rising demands of an ...

Consultation on Council Tax Reduction Scheme - have your say!

11 July, 2017 - 11:34

 

Bristol City Council is currently reviewing its Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme for 2018/19 and is seeking local people’s views on the issue.

Council Tax Reduction (CTR) is a discount scheme that is operated by all English councils to support households who have a low income...


Cuts are coming - be part of the discussion and fight for essential services

28 June, 2017 - 11:18
 
Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees has said that regrettably, cuts to council services are inevitable. However the public can have a say on how they will be made....

CCG leaders warn of shrinking NHS budgets despite Government pledges to increase funding

14 June, 2017 - 15:32
 
NHS Clinical Commissioners have reacted to mounting pressures to deliver more for less, in spite of Government promises of greater investment.
 
Following the outcome of the General Election, NHS Clinical Commissioners published a...

New consultations detail major savings proposals in Bristol neighbourhoods

14 June, 2017 - 14:05

A raft of five consultations have been launched by Bristol City Council to get local people’s views on their proposals for how they could deliver certain local services with a reduced budget.

Libraries, public toilets, school crossing patrols, Neighbourhood Partnerships and Bristol...


Austerity bites: two thirds of charities are subsidising public sector contracts

2 June, 2017 - 13:16
 
A race to the bottom to deliver public sector contracts for less is causing a crisis in the relationship between charities and the state. A recent report by New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) found that two-...

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