NCVO launches manifesto for the next government

18 November, 2019 - 15:22


The National Committee of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has launched its manifesto for the next government, calling for greater political and financial investment into charities and...

Court rules against bedroom tax for those with disabilities

18 November, 2019 - 13:10


Councils will no longer be required to levy the bedroom tax in cases where it will breach an individual’s human rights - including cases where a person has severe disabilities.

This follows a ruling by the UK Supreme Court...

Join Operation Youth Vote!

11 November, 2019 - 16:11



Voscur is calling upon organisations working with young people and students to encourage their stakeholders to register to vote by midnight on the 26 November in order to have their say in the General Election on the 12 December....

Regulators seeking engagement partners for new charity SORP

4 November, 2019 - 14:18


The Charity Commission, along with the other UK regulators is seeking engagement partners to join key stakeholder groups that will help to gather feedback and ideas for changes to the charities Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP).


Fraud risks to charities

New research reveals the biggest fraud risks to charities

29 October, 2019 - 10:07


Over two thirds of charities think that fraud is a major risk, according to new research from the Charity Commission.

Despite this, less than 9% of charities have a fraud awareness training programme....

Have your say: Bristol council tax

28 October, 2019 - 16:24


Bristol City Council has launched its consultation on the level of council tax it will charge for the year 2020-21.

The council is proposing...

The Queen’s Speech – what does it mean for Bristol’s VCSE sector?

16 October, 2019 - 12:16


This month saw the first Queen’s Speech since June 2017.

Officially, the occasion is used to set out government proposals for the upcoming parliamentary term.


Into A New Era: VCSE Strategy lunchtime briefing report

14 October, 2019 - 16:13


On 11 September 2019, Voscur held a lunchtime briefing on Into a New Era the VCSE sector’s 10-year strategy and vision.


New public consultation seeking views about sensory impairments in the west of England

14 October, 2019 - 14:08


Bristol City Council is asking parents, carers, professionals alongside children and young people with sensory needs in the west of England to share their views about how to improve support for them and their family.


What lessons can we learn from Wick House?

7 October, 2019 - 13:23


The Charity Commission has published findings from its inquiry into Bristol Sheltered Accommodation & Support Ltd.

The Commission found that a...