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BLOG: We need a public services constitution

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 01/12/15

those who most need good public services. These marginalised individuals are all too often let down by government services which give the overwhelming impression of not caring.   This is why Acevo’s recent report – Remaking the State – argued that we need to rewrite the social contract which binds the Government to the people. Rather than being happy with the

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Bubb intervenes after Co-operative Bank closes charity bank accounts

Civil Society (Web), Emily Corfe, 27/11/15

Sir Stephen Bubb has said he will write to the Co-operative Bank after it emerged that the bank will close several charities’ accounts after reviewing its “risk appetite”.  The Sheffield Palestine

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THE SPECTATOR’S NOTES

The Spectator, p. 13, Unattributed, 28/11/15

civilisatrice’ which tried to make Arabs French. Most North African Muslims never accepted it. Today, underdogs in the former colonial power, they refuse their imposed French identity, and exact vengeance. Sir Stephen Bubb is the chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, the trade union of charity fat cats. He is marvellously consistent in advocating large

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SPENDING REVIEW: Reaction from around the sector

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 26/11/15

called for – to give charities more time to adapt their budgets. It will also buy time for government to work with the sector to reform services.â€?   Acevo chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb warned of the potential for the cuts across government spending to impact upon charities’ ability to deliver services.   “Charities are a safety net which make a crucial

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Victories, giveaways and deferrals: how the Spending Review 2015 affects the voluntary sector

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 26/11/15

Chancellor not to raid the Big Lottery Fund . The issue had been highlighted in Third Sector and there were significant lobbying efforts by Directory of Social Change, NCVO, and Acevo to protect this source of funding. The Big Lottery Fund is vital for supporting charities, particularly small organisations, so this decision is very welcome.    The Spending Review also

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No cuts to Big Lottery Fund hailed as `major win? for voluntary sector

Civil Society (Web), Hugh Radojev, 25/11/15

a headache.” – which could have represented cuts of £320m per year – first emerged earlier this month from an anonymous campaign group.   The group’s campaign saw both NCVO and Acevo call on the government for “urgent clarification” over the rumoured cuts.   Karl Wilding, director of public policy at NCVO said: “All the intelligence we were receiving showed that there

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Big Lottery Fund safe from Treasury ‘raid’
ThirdSector (Web), 26/11/2015, Unattributed
this vital source of funding. “And I’d like to thank the Chancellor for listening to them and recognising the value the Big Lottery Fund adds to communities.” Sir Stephen Bubb, the chief executive of charity leaders’ body Acevo had written to the Chancellor before today’s statement asking whether the claims about the cuts were true. “I’m

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Sector bodies issue warning over threat of Big Lottery Fund cuts

Civil Society (Web), Kirsty Weakley, 23/11/15

of £320m per year – when the spending review is announced this week.   Last week Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, wrote to Oliver Letwin, Cabinet Office minister, and Sir Stephen Bubb wrote to George Osborne, Chancellor, asking for clarification about the rumour.   The Treasury said it will not comment until after the spending review announcement on Wednesday.   Over

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Sir Stuart Etherington ‘very concerned’ over rumoured cuts to the Big Lottery Fund

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 23/11/15

to what effect”. He said this could help inform a consultation into the impact of any changes to BLF income.    In a separate letter to the Chancellor George Osborne, Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, said any diminution of funding on the scale rumoured “would have profound effects on our charity and social enterprise sector”. [sourcelink] http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/sir-stuart-etherington-very-concerned-rumoured-cuts-big-lottery-fund/policy-and-politics/article/1373874 [/sourcelink] 

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Leaders warn of severe impact if Big Lottery Fund cuts go ahead

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 23/11/15

slush fund to compensate for spending cuts. This feels a very long way from the Big Society at a time when we need it more than ever.â€?   Acevo chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb said cutting Big Lottery Fund’s allocation would be “catastrophicâ€?. Bubb said the move would undermine small community charities and organisations, impacting “already hard-pressedâ€? communities and vulnerable groups.

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Charity chief execs and Labour shadow focus on better public services

Voluntary News (Web), Unattributed, 23/11/15

Charity chief executives body ACEVO has launched the findings from its Commission into Delivering Better Public Services.    The overall conclusion is that “the delivery of public services is too often misguided, monolithic and

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News Release: Big Lottery Ripoff

Directory of Social Change (Web), Unattributed, 23/11/15

existing grant commitments.   After a week of urgent conversations with officials in Whitehall, the threat is now being treated credibly by key policy bodies in the voluntary sector, including the Association for Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (Acevo) and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). Ministers have been contacted repeatedly but have given no assurances, and government officials are

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BBC webpage of £320 million BLF threat

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-34882608

 

Charities face £320m loss in raid on lottery funding

The Times, p. 2, Michael Savage, 21/11/15

a clear breach of that principle. It would be hugely damaging to the lottery if players saw it as financing a government slush fund to compensate for spending cuts.”   Sir Stephen Bubb, the chief executive of Acevo, warned that it would be catastrophic if the “slashing” went ahead. “It would undermine smaller community charities and organisations,” he said. “It

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Charities fear £320m loss in raid on lottery funding

The Times Online, p. 1, Unattributed, 21/11/15

executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, said the proposal “feels a very long way from the Big Society at a time when we need it more than ever”. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, warned that it would be catastrophic if the cuts were made. Whitehall sources suggested that the

 

Charities fear £320m loss in raid on lottery funding

The Times, p. 2, Michael Savage, 21/11/15

executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, said the proposal “feels a very long way from the Big Society at a time when we need it more than ever”. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, warned that it would be catastrophic if the cuts were made.   Whitehall sources suggested that the

 

£320m planned raid on the lottery’s charity fund attacked

The Times (Ireland), p. 2, Michael Savage, 21/11/15

a clear breach of that principle. It would be hugely damaging to the lottery if players saw it as financing a government slush fund to compensate for spending cuts.”   Sir Stephen Bubb, the chief executive of Acevo, warned that it would be catastrophic if the “slashing” went ahead. “It would undermine smaller community charities and organisations,” he said. “It

 

Charities ‘to lose £320m Lotto cash’

Daily Express, p. 2, Giles Sheldrick, 23/11/15

across the UK but if the Treasury decides to slash arts spending, as is feared, it could be used to prop up major organisations such as the Arts Council instead. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders’ group Acevo, has asked Chancellor George Osborne to leave the fund untouched. He said: “Society can’t afford to lose the lifeenhancing

 

Charities ‘to lose £320m Lotto cash’

Daily Express (Scotland), p. 2, Giles Sheldrick, 23/11/15

across the UK but if the Treasury decides to slash arts spending, as is feared, it could be used to prop up major organisations like the Arts Council instead.   Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders’ group Acevo, has asked Chancellor George Osborne to leave the fund untouched. He said: “Society can’t afford to lose the lifeenhancing

 

Charities ‘to lose £320m Lotto cash’

Daily Express (Eire), p. 2, Giles Sheldrick, 23/11/15

across the UK but if the Treasury decides to slash arts spending, as is feared, it could be used to prop up major organisations such as the Arts Council instead. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders’ group Acevo, has asked Chancellor George Osborne to leave the fund untouched. He said: “Society can’t afford to lose the lifeenhancing

 

Bubb soldiers on as a difficult year closes

Third Sector, p. 5, Unattributed, 01/12/15

Sir Stephen Bubb is a bit of a Marmite man. Some see him as an outstanding leader and doughty advocate of the sector, others as a champagne socialist given to

 

Are charities in denial?

Guardian Voluntary (web) David Brindle  23/11/15

The loss of goodwill from those predisposed to donate to charity still seems to be going unheeded by fundraisers

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CONTENTS

Third Sector, p. 3, Unattributed, 01/12/15

FEATURES COVER STORY Bubbling over The colourful Sir Stephen Bubb has been at the helm of Acevo for 15 years. John Plummer meets him and some sector insiders give their unvarnished views 24 Email trail When the

 

BUBB WON’T STOP SPEAKING UP

Third Sector, p. 24, Unattributed, 01/12/15

” n his time at Acevo, Stephen Bubb has been the first charity chief executive to address a full meeting of the Cabinet, received a knighthood and probably generated more headlines than anyone else in the voluntary sector. Bubb, 62, celebrated 15 years in charge of the professional body for third sector leaders in September. He remains as playful and

 

What others think

Third Sector, p. 27, Unattributed, 01/12/15

home on a Sunday, which doesn’t fit the popular image of him. Whoever follows Stephen will have to be strong and have a clear vision that takes Acevo beyond the Stephen Bubb era.” RNIB chief executive Lesley-Anne Alexander (left), who succeeded Low as Acevo chair, describes herself as a Stephen fan. Tve never met anybody with so much energy for

 

 

Debra Allcock Tyler The last word

Third Sector, p. 66, Unattributed, 01/12/15

national membership bodies such as the NVCO, Acevo and the like get a particularly hard time – often unfairly, 1 think. I frequently disagree completely with Sir Stuart Etherington and Sir Stephen Bubb, the respective chief executives, on many issues, but 1 don’t despise them or criticise them for seeing the world differently. They’re doing and saying what they believe

 

Sir Stephen Bubb says Charity Commission has ‘disproportionate focus’ on Islamic extremism

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 20/11/15

Acevo chief’s comments come soon after William Shawcross tells the Acevo annual conference that protecting charities from ‘Islamist abuse’ is one of three core strategic priorities for the regulator   Sir Stephen Bubb   Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders group Acevo , has accused the Charity Commission of having a disproportionate focus on the risk to

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Pressure group closes with no regrets and no apologies

Third Sector, p. 9, Unattributed, 01/12/15

of commissioning on voluntary groups, developing a reputation for taking a critical approach: in its final paper it accused sector bodies such as the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and Acevo of “shamefully” failing to oppose cuts to poorer communities. Andy Benson, a director of the NCIA, says it closed for two reasons. First, its original message that voluntary groups

 

Setting up a charity

Choice Magazine, p. 66, Dido Sandler, 01/12/15

stage. For your start-up to be a winner, you need all the drive, determination, vision, planning ability and management skills of a conventional small business entrepreneur. Mark Winter, director of ACEVO Solutions, says social entrepreneurs wear many hats: you must be your own legal expert, accountant, marketeer and stakeholder manager – managing relationships at the council, NHS, your funders and

 

AbisonBaum £4 mraised by her charity

Choice Magazine, p. 67, Unattributed, 01/12/15

selling eguipment for new mothers and says she is constantly learning. One important thing to remember, says Alison, is not to be afraid to ask for help. ACEVO – the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations – has provided her with an invaluable network. As with any other small business, the charity now contends with growing pains. “My biggest

 

Charity Commission focusing too heavily on regulation, says Lord Low

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 20/11/15

The chair of the Commission on Civil Society Regulation tells the Acevo annual conference the regulator is under pressure, but there are worries its focus could be a false economy   Lord Low   The crossbench peer Lord Low of Dalston

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We should have done more to protect public services, says Labour’s Anna Turley

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 20/11/15

The shadow charities minister tells the Acevo annual conference Labour didn’t go far or fast enough ‘to shift public sector spending downstream’   Anna Turley   Anna Turley, the shadow minister for civil society, has acknowledged

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Acevo report says public service delivery relationships must be redefined comprehensively

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 19/11/15

original aspirations of the big society.”    Acevo said it would be dedicating a tranche of future research to how prevention could yield further savings across public services.    Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, said: “Public services are no longer always working in the best interests of the people. Too often, government prioritises keeping the books balanced

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Acevo calls for a redesign of public service delivery

Civil Society (Web), Alice Sharman, 19/11/15

placed in the hands best placed to help rather than within monolithic structures”.  It would also require “localisation of work programmes and other large-scale procurements to make them more locally responsive”.  Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, said: “Public services are no longer always working in the best interests of the people. Too often, government prioritises keeping the books balanced

 

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Call for Parliament to debate reports of #320m-a-year cut to Big Lottery Fund

Civil Society (Web), Kirsty Weakley, 18/11/15

asked government for clarification.  It is not clear who is behind the campaign which describes itself as “apolitical, independent and care only for the people and communities most in need”.   Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, has written to George Osborne. A spokesman said that Acevo was “seeking clarification and stressing the value and significance of BLF contributions to

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Stephen Cook: Bubb soldiers on as a difficult year closes

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 19/11/15

Sector says the Acevo leader evokes different reactions in different people, but has managed to stay at the top of his organisation for fifteen years   Stephen Cook   Sir Stephen Bubb is a bit of a Marmite man. Some see him as an outstanding leader and doughty advocate of the sector, others as a champagne socialist given to

 

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Interview: Sir Stephen Bubb – ‘I won’t stop speaking up’

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 19/11/15

John Plummer meets the man who’s been in charge of Acevo for the past 15 years and is still dividing opinion inside and outside the sector   Sir Stephen Bubb  QUICK QUOTES   On his knighthood    “It does open doors, but it has never yet got me a better table in a restaurant or an

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Debra Allcock Tyler: If we want change to happen, we must all speak up

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 19/11/15

national membership bodies such as the NVCO, Acevo and the like get a particularly hard time – often unfairly, I think. I frequently disagree completely with Sir Stuart Etherington and Sir Stephen Bubb, the respective chief executives, on many issues, but I don’t despise them or criticise them for seeing the world differently. They’re doing and saying what they believe

 

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Sir Stephen Bubb writes to Chancellor about alleged slashing of Big Lottery Fund budget

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 18/11/15

A blog by a group called Save Big Lottery last week alleged that George Osborne was planning to ut £320m from the BLF in his Comprehensive Spending Review   Sir Stephen Bubb   Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders group Acevo , has written to George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, asking whether claims that

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Pressure group closes with no regrets and no apologies, says director Andy Benson

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 19/11/15

of commissioning on voluntary groups, developing a reputation for taking a critical approach: in its final paper it accused sector bodies such as the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and Acevo of “shamefully” failing to oppose cuts to poorer communities.    Andy Benson, a director of the NCIA, says it closed for two reasons. First, its original message that voluntary

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