The Third Sector Research Centre has published its final report, entitled Understanding the UK third sector, which summarises its research activities and the impact they have made between 2008 and 2013.
The Clore Social Leadership Programme, which develops people working in charities, social enterprises, housing associations and social businesses is recruiting for its sixth cohort of aspiring social leaders.
The Charity Commission will update its guidance on charities, elections and referendums, which supplements its guidance on campaigning and political activity, to explain the changes introduced by the The Lobbying Act
The independence of the voluntary sector is undervalued and under serious threat, according to the report Independence Undervalued: the Voluntary Sector in 2014, published by the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector.
The Government has launched Small Business: GREAT Ambition, which sets out an action plan to support small businesses. The report addresses issues where small charities face similar barriers to businesses.
The government has pledged to set up a new working group to revise the model gift aid declaration and develop new marketing collateral to try to increase take-up of the tax relief by donors, as part of its Autumn Statement.