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NAVCA gives evidence to the Localism Bill Committee

Neil Cleeveley, NAVCA's Director of Policy and Communications, yesterday (Thursday 27 January) gave evidence to the Localism Bill Committee. NAVCA has established...

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European Commission consulting on modernising procurement rules

A green paper and public consultation has been launched around modernising public procurement. This is a rare opportunity to influence the EU Procurement...

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Testing times for renewed Compact

A renewed Compact, the agreement governing relations between Government and the voluntary and community sector, has been published. NAVCA argued for the renewed Compact...

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New publication: Creating your Green Action Plan

NAVCA has a new publication with tips and ideas for how to develop a sustainable action plan for your organisation. Creating your Green...

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Justice for All

NAVCA welcomes the Justice for All campaign for free, independent advice and representation on legal matters. NAVCA Chief Executive Kevin Curley said: "The most vulnerable...

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A Bridge Between Two Worlds

NAVCA has published 'A bridge between two worlds', a report which explores what is being done by local support and development organisations...

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Modernising Commissioning: Increasing the role of charities, social enterprises, mutuals and cooperatives in public service delivery

The Cabinet Office has published their green paper on commissioning and is looking to NAVCA members for feedback. This green paper, 'Modernising...

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Transition Fund Launched

The Transition Fund has been launched. This £100m fund was announced in the spending review and seeks to help small and medium-sized...

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Localism Bill delayed again

The publication of the government's Decentralisation and Localism Bill has been delayed again, according to a report in the Local Government Chronicle. Eric...

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Local government and the voluntary sector working better together

NAVCA Chief Executive Kevin Curley's speech to the Local Government / Voluntary Sector Regional Seminar held in Leeds on 23 November. (Word...

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Kevin Curley tells NAVCA conference to put housing and homelessness 'into your in-tray'

Kevin Curley, Chief Executive of NAVCA, has told delegates at NAVCA's annual conference to put the issues of housing and homelessness 'into...

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NAVCA responds to Renewed Compact consultation

NAVCA has submitted its response to the Compact Voice consultation on the renewed Compact. Renewed Compact consultation: NAVCA response (Word, 161 KB).29 October 2010...

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Letter to Minister: HealthWatch

NAVCA Chief Executive Kevin Curley has written to Health Minister Andrew Lansley to raise several matters of concern to NAVCA members regarding...

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Kevin Curley writes to Nick Hurd about the new DWP Merlin Standard

Kevin Curley, Chief Executive of NAVCA, has written to charities minister, Nick Hurd MP, about the new DWP Merlin standard. In...

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Women's National Commission: letter to minister

NAVCA has joined dozens of prominent women's organisations, rights groups and charities in writing to the Home Secretary, Theresa May, to express disappointment...

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NAVCA responds to Health White Paper

NAVCA has submitted responses to each of the four consultation documents on specific aspects of the Health White Paper, Equity and Excellence:...

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Using the equality duties to make fair financial decisions

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission has published new guidance on how to use equality duties to make fair financial decisions. This...

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Joint Cabinet Office - BIS Task Force on Cutting Red Tape: the priorities of NAVCA members

We were invited by Nick Hurd MP to submit the views of NAVCA members to the task force investigating the burdens on...

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NAVCA seeks assurances from Chief Secretary to the Treasury that spending Review will not kill the Big Society agenda

Kevin Curley, Chief Executive of NAVCA, today expressed his disappointment at the lukewarm response he received from Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary...

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NAVCA members reverse Local Enterprise Partnership decision

Pressure from NAVCA members has reversed a decision that left the voluntary and community sector out of the new local enterprise partnerships...

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Public spending cuts and the voluntary and community sector

This paper was prepared by NAVCA Chief Executive Kevin Curley for NAVCA's Cuts Seminar held on 25 August 2010 in Birmingham. Public spending...

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Skills consultations

Minister John Hayes launched two skills consultations in July, Skills for Sustainable Growth and A Simplified Education and Skills Funding System and Methodology...

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NAVCA Chief Executive appointed to the Independent Challenge Group

NAVCA's Chief Executive, Kevin Curley, has been appointed to the Independent Challenge Group (ICG) to provide advice to the Treasury in connection...

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Cutting red tape to help the local voluntary and community sector

The Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Information and Skills have established a task force on cutting red tape, chaired by...

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Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS

The Government has published a white paper setting out the Government's vision for the NHS - Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS...

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