ACEVO & CAF publish 'The Red Book of the Voluntary Sector'

Published: Sunday 21 September 2014 - 18:00

ACEVO and CAF's Red Book of the Voluntary Sector was compiled in partnership with Lisa Nandy MP, and features a foreword by the Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP.

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At the largest civil society fringe event of the Labour Conference, ACEVO and the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) this evening published The Red Book of the Voluntary Sector. The books features essays by leading Labour politicians and commentators, and an introduction by the Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party.

For this agenda-setting collection, the leading civil society umbrella groups ACEVO and CAF worked with Lisa Nandy MP to showcase some of Labour’s key thinkers about the party’s future relationship with charities and social enterprises. The accompanying ‘Blue Book’ and ‘Yellow Book’ feature similar essays from the Conservative and Liberal Democrat Parties.

‘This collection of essays shows the depth and vibrancy of thinking across the Labour movement on this important issue and makes a vital contribution to the debate in the run-up to the next election.’

Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party

‘I hope this collection will be a provocation to further dialogue with Labour and with all the major political parties. It demonstrates a willingness to listen … that our sector should be grateful for.’

Sir Stephen Bubb, Chief Executive, ACEVO

‘The contributions in this collection show that the Labour Party possesses exciting ideas and innovations designed to strengthen Britain’s charities, and many of the concepts explored will be of interest to whichever party (or parties) are successful at the next election.’

Dr John Low CBE, Chief Executive, Charities Aid Foundation

The Red Book features contributions by: Ed Miliband MP, Sir Stephen Bubb, Dr John Low CBE, Lisa Nandy MP, Hilary Benn, Hazel Blears MP, David Blunkett MP, Susan Elan Jones MP, Mark Ferguson, Baroness Hayter, Sadiq Khan MP, Malik Gul, David Lammy MP, Chi Onwurah MP, Steve Reed MP, Will Straw, Gareth Thomas MP

Alternatively, please click here to purchase a print copy of the Red Book.