Charities urge Chancellor to allow furloughed charity workers to volunteer for their own organisation

24 April, 2020 - 16:10

 

More than 60 charity leaders have signed an open letter urging the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to allow furloughed charity workers to volunteer for their own organisation.

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Fundraising Regulator publishes new guidance in response to coronavirus appeals

22 April, 2020 - 17:13

 

The Fundraising Regulator has published new guidance on setting up a fundraising appeal.

The guidance has been...


Council tax reduction scheme available to those with coronavirus-related financial difficulties

7 April, 2020 - 15:28

 

Bristol City Council has reaffirmed its support for those struggling to pay their council tax during the COVID-19 crisis.

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the council already offered reductions to those who might be...


CQC releases interim guidance on DBS checks

2 April, 2020 - 16:42

 

The CQC has released interim guidance on DBS and other recruitment checks for providers recruiting staff and volunteers to health and social care...


Centre for Social Justice publishes voluntary sector coronavirus resilience report

1 April, 2020 - 09:26

 

The Centre for Social Justice has published a report on the resilience of the voluntary sector during the Coronavirus outbreak....


Financial support scheme for self-employed announced

26 March, 2020 - 17:33

 

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new scheme to support self-employed workers who have been hit by coronavirus restrictions.

Under the scheme they can apply for a grant of up to £2,500 per month. ...


Coronavirus – Employment rights briefing 

26 March, 2020 - 16:31

 

A summary of the latest government guidance for employers and employees.

Sick pay  

  • It’s good...

Community organisations to quiz mayor candidates at VCSE hustings 

2 March, 2020 - 15:17

 

*UPDATE: 16/03/2020 - This event is now cancelled, as the mayoral election has been postponed until 2021.*

Voscur will be holding a hustings for the forthcoming Bristol mayoral election. The event is being organised in partnership with:

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Health equity in England, 10 years on from the Marmot Review

26 February, 2020 - 11:54

 

In February 2010, a major review of health equity in England was published, called Fair Society, Healthy Lives (The Marmot Review).

Commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health at the time, the...


LGiU publishes State of Local Government report 

5 February, 2020 - 15:40

 

The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) has published its State of Local Government Finance report. 

The report is based on information provided by senior figures from around half of all English Councils.  

According to LGiU, this year’s findings tell a story of local...


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