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...

Climate emergency Bristol

Voscur declares climate emergency

31 January, 2020 - 11:14


Voscur has joined a range of other public organisations in declaring a climate emergency and adopted a Climate Action Policy that addresses more strategic issues and sets out some newer ways of working. The climate emergency was declared at the Voscur AGM by Chief Executive Sandra...

Charitable trusts not required to register with Trust Registration Service

28 January, 2020 - 14:50


The government is proposing that charitable trusts should be exempt from registering with the Trusts Registration Service.

The announcement was made in a...

Updated One City Plan launched for 2020 

28 January, 2020 - 11:00


Bristol’s City Office has launched a new iteration of the One City Plan. 

Launched in January 2019, the One City Plan consists of targets for 2050 on a range of socioeconomic factors that impact people’s lives in the city, as well as providing a blueprint for achieving these...

Have your say on Bristol’s new Rough Sleeping Strategy

20 January, 2020 - 12:53


Earlier this year Bristol City Council consulted on its Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy for 2019-2024. It is currently recommissioning Rough Sleeping Services, with a view to new contracts being in place at the start of October 2020.


Carers Support Bristol

Help shape Carers Support Services Strategy in Bristol

13 January, 2020 - 15:17


Carers of all ages in Bristol are invited to share their views in a survey, to help inform a new strategy for Carers Support Services in the city.