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This page contains material of practical benefit to the development of VCS organisations. Content includes information on training, resources, quality standards, governance and fundraising.

NCVO election manifesto

NCVO has launched its general election manifesto, which warns that not all charities will be able to pay their staff a living wage until public sector commissioners take this into consideration when awarding contracts.

VCS organisations helping in emergencies

The Cabinet Office has published new guidance to help VCS organisations in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.

Tackling risk of pension scheme deficit

The Charity Commission is reminding charities that they should use their Trustees' Annual Report to explain how they are tackling the potentially serious risk of a pension scheme deficit.

Payment by Results and the voluntary sector

NCVO has published a report suggesting that Payment by Results, the government mechanism to boost innovation in public services could be preventing rather than promoting new ways of working.

Inquiry into senior executive pay

NCVO has published the report of its inquiry into senior executive pay, which they established in 2013.

NAVCA Independent Commission

On 31 March NAVCA launched an independent commission to look at the future of local infrastructure, which until October will examine existing local VCS infrastructure and the challenges and opportunities it is likely to face in the coming years.

The Clore Social Leadership Programme

The Clore Social Leadership Programme opens for applications for 2015 Fellowships on Monday 28 April 2014.

Quarterly Charity Forecast poll

41 percent of charity leaders expect the situation to improve for their organisation in the next 12 months, compared to 25 percent who expect it to worsen, according to data collected by NCVO’s quarterly Charity Forecast poll.

Managing in a Downturn survey

A fifth of charity professionals say that increasing media scrutiny of the sector is having a negative impact on their fundraising, according to the latest Managing in a Downturn survey.

Commission to launch new register of charities

The Charity Commission will publish a new online register by the end of May, which will display more information about charities.

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