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Fundraising regulation plans should be halted

NAVCA has called for plans for new regulation for fundraising to be halted. They say that no further steps towards implementing the Etherington Review proposals should take place until smaller charities have been fully consulted....

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NAVCA responds to the spending review

The Chancellor George Osborne has set the Government spending and tax plans for the next five years. Below are the main issues affecting charities and NAVCA’s view....

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NAVCA highlights ways Chancellor can support charities

NAVCA has written to George Osborne ahead of the Spending Review to remind the Chancellor that charities need to be supported if they are to help people and communities through what will be a difficult period....

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Chancellor asked to oppose charity commission charging

NAVCA, the Charity Finance Group and the Small Charities Coalition have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling for the Charity Commission’s budget to return to its 2009/10 level and for the Chancellor to reject any plans to charge charities for regulation....

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Spending Review must help small charities

NAVCA has joined with other national umbrella charities to ask George Osborne to use the spending review to support the voluntary and community sector. ...

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Charities launch this year’s biggest voluntary sector survey

NAVCA is part of a coalition of charities that has launched the biggest survey of charities and voluntary organisations of 2015. The survey is gathering evidence about the support charities need and will be used to influence politicians, key decision makers and funders....

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NAVCA publish annual chief officers’ survey results

NAVCA has published the findings of their 2015 survey of Chief Officers, an annual survey carried out to determine the views of NAVCA members on current policy issues....

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NAVCA welcomes Stuart Etherington’s infrastructure speech

NAVCA has welcomed Sir Stuart Etherington's speech on the future of infrastructure. The NCVO Chief Executive was speaking at the launch of Big Assist's Beacons for Change initiative in Manchester on Monday 5 October. ...

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Fundraising Review reports

The review of the self-regulation of fundraising, led by Stuart Etherington, has published its report and recommendations....

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Judicial review consultation

NAVCA has responded to a consultation on changes to judicial review. The consultation by the Ministry of Justice focused on achieving transparency over the way judicial reviews are funded. NAVCA's response said that the government had failed to show that judicial reviews were being misused....

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NAVCA responds to Trade Union Bill consultation

NAVCA has responded to the Government consultation on the Trade Union Bill. The consultation, which closed last night, invited views on proposals to introduce thresholds on strike ballots, the use of agency workers during strikes and intimidation of non-striking members. NAVCA’s short response says that this bill is a continuation of attacks on civil society organisations right to campaign....

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Survey shows public bodies continuing to support local infrastructure

NAVCA's latest quarterly survey shows that despite austerity measures funders appear to value local infrastructure. Survey results for July 2015 show that 72 per cent of respondents say that their income has remained stable or increased over the last quarter. ...

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NAVCA responds to Third Party Campaigning review

NAVCA has published their response to the Review of Third Party Campaigning. They say that they opposed the Act throughout its Parliamentary passage and remain opposed to it. NAVCA say it creates unnecessary red tape for charities and community groups and discourages the healthy discourse that democracy needs. They also say it has given the impression that some politicians do not like charities....

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Financial sustainability review

A new report looking into the funding of the voluntary sector, A Financial Sustainability Review, highlights the financial difficulties charities face. The report has been produced by the review of the sector's finances that led by NCVO and CFG and included NAVCA, the Small Charities Coalition, Institute of Fundraising, and Locality. The headline finding is that the sector will need to find savings of £4.6bn just to maintain the same spending power it had during 2012/13....

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Summer Budget

George Osborne presented his budget on 8 July, the first Conservative Party only budget for 20 years. As expected big cuts to welfare were announced. Less expected was the announcement of a new National Living Wage, in effect a new minimum wage level for over 25’s. In will be £7.20 in April 2016 rising to £9.00 by 2020....

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NAVCA signs joint letter to Chancellor

NAVCA has joined forces with eight other national charities to write to the Chancellor ahead of Wednesday’s Budget. The letter highlights key issues charities face....

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Queen’s Birthday Honour for NAVCA Chair

Caroline Schwaller, NAVCA’s Chair, has been awarded an MBE in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list for services to the community....

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NAVCA members pessimistic and optimistic

NAVCA’s latest quarterly survey shows a record level of pessimism about the financial prospects for local charities and community groups. The survey found 95 per cent of respondents thought that the finances of local voluntary organisations would get worse over the coming year. The survey is a regular survey that uses a representative sample panel of NAVCA members to track trends in local voluntary action. The latest survey took place in April 2015 and has been run every three months since July 2012....

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Queen’s Speech sets out Government plans

The Queen’s Speech, setting out the Government’s agenda for the coming parliament, contains 26 Bills including the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill. This is the first by a Conservative only Government since 1996 and comes just weeks after they secured a majority in the election....

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Rob Wilson remains Charities Minister

Neil Cleeveley, NAVCA’s Chief Executive, has responded to the news that Rob Wilson will remain as Charities Minister in the new Conservative Government....

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Findings from largest voluntary sector survey published

NAVCA has published the findings of the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Survey, the largest charity survey of 2014. The findings show that local health bodies need to do more to engage with charities. The survey was conducted by NAVCA and the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership, involving more than 50 charities spanning the breadth and depth of the voluntary sector....

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NAVCA Budget 2015 Response

George Osborne delivered the Budget on 18 March, the last budget before the General Election. Commenting on the Budget, Neil Cleeveley, Chief Executive of NAVCA, said......

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NAVCA members give warning over finances of local voluntary organisations

With less than 2 months to go to the General Election, NAVCA's latest quarterly survey provides a stark warning about the prospects for local voluntary action. NAVCA members are more pessimistic about the financial prospects of local groups than they have been for two years. In the survey 81% of respondents said they thought the financial position of their local voluntary sector would get worse over the coming year....

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NAVCA signs budget letter

NAVCA has joined forces with the Charity Finance Group, NCVO, Institute of Fundraising, the Association of Charitable Foundations and the Small Charities Coalition to urge the government to use the Budget to improve the Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme (GASDS) and extend a VAT rebate scheme which would save the charity sector up to £1.5bn per year....

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Boycott or Ignore 'Immigration Street'

NAVCA is supporting Southampton Voluntary Services call to boycott or ignore tonight's scheduled C4 Immigration Street programme....

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