Archive: Voluntary Sector

Gagging bill undermines Britain's democracy, campaigners say

Gagging bill: Ministers triumphant after Commons victory

The 'gagging bill' threatening to make campaigning by charities harder in future election periods took a decisive step towards becoming law today, as ministers rejected hard-fought Lords amendments designed to protect freedom of speech.

Opinion Former Articles

  • ESRC: Informing civil society - the work of the Third Sector Research Centre

    Join the Third Sector Research Centre at the British Library, Euston Road, London, on 14 October 2011 where TSRC will share findings from its wide-ranging research programme on the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors in the UK. It is a chance to discuss and debate issues with our researchers and help inform our future research agenda.

  • UK charities and our society

    The UK Civil Society Almanac, published annually by NCVO, provides a comprehensive overview of the charity sector.

  • ESRC: Countryside bearing the burden in "Big Society"

    Empowering local people to help out in their communities is a flagship policy of the 'Big Society'.

  • CIOT: Welcome for HMRC voluntary sector funding announcement

    The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed HMRC’s announcement today of £2 million a year of grants to be given over the next four years to voluntary sector bodies, so that they may provide support and advice to HMRC customers who need most help in complying with their tax obligations and claiming their correct entitlements

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