Policy roundup: Winter 2018-19

12 February, 2019 - 11:25

 

Our winter policy round-up has a distinctly local feel. While government has been tied up in knots over Brexit, Bristol City Council has found time to launch its One City Plan, an Equalities Charter, consult on its budget and release updated Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA...


Bristol Mayor launches One City Plan

4 February, 2019 - 15:19

 

Mayor Marvin Rees has unveiled Bristol’s first ever One City Plan.

The plan has brought together public, private and VCSE partners in the city to create a plan for what we want...


Briefing: NHS Long Term Plan

4 February, 2019 - 14:29

 

The NHS Long Term Plan was launched in January to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the service.

It aims to improve the quality of patient care and health...


Sir Stuart Etherington announces retirement

4 February, 2019 - 13:39

 

Sir Stuart Etherington is to step down as chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). Sir Stuart will retire later this year after 25 years in the role.

NCVO’s membership has grown from just...


Discretionary Rate Relief confirmed for 2019

7 January, 2019 - 14:51

 

Voscur has received confirmation from Bristol City Council that Discretionary Rates Relief will continue to be applied this year.

A representative of the council’s Revenues Finance team told Voscur:

“Light...


Discretionary rate relief extension ends soon

19 December, 2018 - 13:13

 

Voscur is advising VCSE organisations in Bristol that have a turnover greater than £100,000 to prepare for cuts to discretionary rate relief.

Bristol City Council is one of many local authorities across the country that...


Government announces £250 million for council SEND budgets

18 December, 2018 - 10:59

 

The Education Secretary Damian Hinds has announced an additional £250 million to councils over the next two years to support children with Special Educational Needs (SEND).

The other £100 million will be used to create more...


CEO Christmas card fraud alert issued

17 December, 2018 - 11:13

 

The Charity Commission has...


Big Lottery launches Safeguarding Training Fund

12 December, 2018 - 14:03

 

Big Lottery is working on a jointly funded programme with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to invest £1.14 million to improve access to training, support and advice.

It is part of a wider...


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