ACEVO in the News

Published: Tuesday 3 May 2016 - 13:45

A summary of ACEVO's media presence over the last week

Anti-lobbying clause put on hold by government
Third Sector (Web), Liam Kay, 28/04/2016

has been launched. A Cabinet Office spokeswoman said there was no set timescale for implementation of the clause at this stage.Responding to the announcement, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Acevo and Social Enterprise UK issued a joint statement that said: "Following correspondence with the Cabinet Office, we are pleased to see that the government has ‘paused on implementation’ of

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Government tells committee of MPs preference service should be set up

Third Sector (Web), Susannah Birkwood, 28/04/2016

the committee’s recommendation that the new Fundraising Regulator should be made accountable to the Charity Commission , saying that giving the commission such oversight would represent "quasi-statutory regulation". Both Acevo and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations had both disagreed with this recommendation, with Acevo describing it as a bid to "throw self-regulation out of the window"

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New leadership campaign

Care Management Matters, Unattributed, p10, 01/05/2016

Health Education England (HEE) has launched a campaign for leadership in learning disability services. The campaign comes in response to Sir Stephen Bubb's report which highlighted lack of leadership as a contributing factor to the abuse at Winterbourne View. Strong leadership is vital for the delivery of change needed to  

 

Shawcross embraces charitable advocacy ? three years late

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 27/04/16

on this very subject?   Let us briefly recap the Commission’s controversial record in this area since late 2012, when Shawcross was first appointed. His very first speech as chair, to Acevo, praised charities for their role in speaking out on behalf of their beneficiaries. That was the last really positive statement until last week.   The next thing we heard was

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Government `pausing on implementation? of anti-advocacy clause

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 27/04/16

and not wasted on government lobbying government."The new clause is set to be introduced on 1 May. Charities have previously written to the Prime Minister outlining concerns and NCVO and Acevo put out a joint statement reiterating their concerns ahead of the Lords'discussion.Last week the government indicated that it will exempt researchers and academics from the anti-advocacy clause in grant

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Government pauses implementation of anti-lobbying clause

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 27/04/16

A Cabinet Office spokeswoman said there was no set timescale for implementation of the clause at this stage.    Responding to the announcement, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations , Acevo and Social Enterprise UK issued a joint statement that said: "Following correspondence with the Cabinet Office, we are pleased to see that the government has ‘paused on implementation’ of

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Sector leaders welcome pause in implementation of anti-influencing clause

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 27/04/16

pending a review of the representations made and we will take a decision on the form of the clause following this review,'? the Cabinet Office announced.   In a joint statement, Acevo, NCVO, and Social Enterprise UK said they are pleased with the delay, but continued to 'œcall for the full and immediate withdrawal of this policy'?.   'œThe clause, as it

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Acevo calls for changes in the governance of the Charity Commission

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 27/04/16

News published an analysis of the current composition of the Commission’s board, recent developments in the regulator’s policy-making, and widespread concerns from several sector bodies, including NCVO.Responding to the report, Asheem Singh, director of public policy at Acevo, said: "For some time, the Commission has appeared increasingly to be driven by single issue agendas."While being more interventionist and publicity-hungry, we

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Who is really in charge at the Charity Commission?

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 26/04/16

Wilson, minister for civil society, telling him that the governance of the Charity Commission needed to be looked into "as a matter of urgency". The week before, chief executives body Acevo also expressed dissatisfaction with the board, and called specifically for an inquiry into the conduct of one of the board members.These sentiments, from the two most significant infrastructure bodies

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