Bristol City Council launches budget consultation

6 November, 2018 - 13:58

 

Bristol City Council has launched a consultation to gather views on the level of council tax that should be charged in the city from April 2019.

The...


Mims Davies appointed Minister for Sport and Civil Society

6 November, 2018 - 11:10

 

MP for Eastleigh Mims Davies, has been announced as the new Minister for Sport and Civil Society following the resignation of Tracy Crouch.

Davies had been Parliamentary Under Secretary for Wales and is a trustee for a...


New JSNA report launched

5 November, 2018 - 14:51

 

Bristol City Council and the NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group has published the latest Joint...


Budget analysis

30 October, 2018 - 16:13

 

This year’s budget has been over-shadowed by Brexit, with NCVO having described it as being one that will tide us over until we leave the EU.

While the government has hailed it as being the ‘end to austerity’, the only...


Policy briefing: Brexit update

29 October, 2018 - 14:51

 

It’s crunch time for Brexit; this month Theresa May announced that the government’s deal was 95 percent complete.

Brexit has proven notoriously difficult to predict – and not just in terms of the referendum outcome. The...


New strategy says government will support VCSE in tackling loneliness

24 October, 2018 - 13:01

 

The Government has launched its new Loneliness Strategy in a bid to tackle what it calls “one of the greatest public health challenges of our time”.

Under the strategy, GPs in England will be able to refer patients...


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Voscur responds to House of Lords social care consultation

24 October, 2018 - 12:30

 

Voscur has contributed to a recent call for evidence on the future of social care from the House of Lords. You can read our response below. To find out more about the call for evidence, visit: ...


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Charity Commission updates safeguarding guidance

23 October, 2018 - 16:57

 

The Charity Commission has updated its...


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Charity Commission launches new Statement of Strategic Intent

9 October, 2018 - 17:03

 

The Charity Commission has released a new Statement of Strategic Intent, which sets out its core purpose and priorities for the five years to 2023.

It says that the new purpose will “…ensure charity can thrive and inspire...


The Social Metrics Commission releases new measure of UK poverty

28 September, 2018 - 11:35

 

The new measurement looks beyond income, accounting for a range of essential costs that reduce people’s spending power such as rent, mortgage payments, childcare and disability costs.

These are measured against the positive...


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