ACEVO in the News

Published: Friday 23 June 2017 - 10:00

A summary of ACEVO's recent media presence

Charities react to Queen's Speech

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 21/06/2017

tooth and nail to get their agenda through. This means that there are big opportunities for charities to influence both the terms of debate and the legislation that is passed."   Acevo: ‘We will make sure issues are not ignored'   An Acevo spokesman said: "The Queen's Speech was more notable for what was not said and what was not addressed.

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Charity Finance Group warning over counter-extremism measures in Queen's Speech

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 21/06/2017

been at the forefront of efforts to help people in Syria, Sudan and Somalia, and the sanctions regime had made this challenging.   A spokesman for the charity leaders body Acevo said the speech was "more notable for what was not said and what was not addressed".   He said: "It is clear the government is focused on Brexit. It

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Lobbying act must be repealed or reformed, sector leaders tell government

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 19/06/2017

Adoption of them will be an important first step for the new government to show it is listening to charities, which are crucial to building a stronger economy and society."   Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo, said: "Charity leaders have told me that compliance with this ambiguous legislation has significant costs attached, particularly in terms of time, labour and money,

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Calls for action on lobbying

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 19/06/2017

of the government-commissioned review (Lord Hodgson's 2016 review) to be implemented, with approximately 30 changes.   Bond, the organisation for charities associated with international development, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, ACEVO, the Charities Aid Foundation, the Small Charities Coalition and the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action have all put their names to a letter to Damian Green, the

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Vicky Browning comments on civil society response to Grenfell Tower disaster

BBC R5Live Breakfast 19/06/2017

ACEVO chief exec praises response of community and faith groups but criticises the lack of integration of third sector into resilience planning, saying that the sector is often best placed to provide the necessary response but central and local government do not engage sufficiently with charities

 

Sector reaction to the appointment of Tracey Crouch

Third Sector web 15/06/2017

Vicky Browning, chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo, said the change of brief gave the new minister an opportunity to reconsider the relationship between the OCS and the sector.

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Charities congratulate Tracey Crouch on appointment as charities minister

Civil Society web 15/06/2017

Acevo: ‘Opportunity to reconsider the relationship between the OCS and the sector’. Vicky Browning, chief executive, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Tracey Crouch to her new role. I’m sure her time as minister for sport, heritage and tourism – dealing with issues such as lottery funding and problematically white, male boards – will stand her in good stead for this job.

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Charities call for `urgent' revisions to the Lobbying Act

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 19/06/2017

which are crucial to building a stronger economy and society."   Putting charities off   They also highlight that complying with the Lobbying Act is costing charities time and money.   Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo, said: "Charity leaders have also told me that compliance with this ambiguous legislation has significant costs attached, particularly in terms of time, labour and

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Charities welcome new civil society minister Tracey Crouch

The Guardian.com (Web), Unattributed, 15/06/2017

was not formally announced by the DCMS, but was made known through social media, when the MP changed her Twitter biography to read "sports and civil society minister".  ACEVO chief executive Vicky Browning said in a statement that a sector employing one million people "should not have to wait on Twitter" for confirmation of a minister, but added that Crouch's time

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New charities minister? Who cares, when government isn't interested in civil society

The Guardian.com (Web), Unattributed, 16/06/2017

Hold her to account and demand her removal if she goes nowhere. You want change? Good: so does everyone else. With government in chaos, we need to take back control.   Asheem Singh is the former deputy chief executive of Acevo and author of The Moral Marketplace (Policy)   Talk to us on Twitter via @ Gdnvoluntary and join our community

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Charities welcome new Minister

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 16/06/2017

sector bodies as a political consultant. Crouch replaces Rob Wilson in the civil society role, after he lost his Reading East seat in the general election.   Reaction   Acevo chief executive Vicky Browning welcomed Crouch to the role. She said Crouch's time as minister for sport, heritage and tourism – dealing with issues such as "lottery funding and problematically white, male

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John Low and Barbara Frost receive awards in Queen's Birthday Honours

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 16/06/2017

charitable work, joined CAF in 2007 from the same position at the RNID, now Action on Hearing Loss, and spent four years as chair of the charity chief executives body Acevo. He said he was "delighted, surprised and most grateful" to receive the honour.   "I've had great the pleasure of working with many highly capable people in some amazing

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Charity sector reacts to shock election result

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 09/06/2017

reform proposals. But as many strong campaigns from charities showed, it needn't be a barrier to making your voice heard."   Acevo: ‘We have an opportunity to shape the future'   Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo, said: "Our politicians are facing some very hard decisions. But this election has shown that all groups of society are engaged, want to have

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Sector responds to election result

Charity Digital News (Web), Unattributed, 09/06/2017

reeling from last night's results should remember that, and listen. Elections might be brutal, but whatever happens to politicians, charities still remain relevant the morning after."   ACEVO chief executive Vicky Browning said: "Our politicians are facing some very hard decisions. But this election has shown that all groups of society are engaged, want to have a stake in our

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Charities 'should not be paralysed by election result', says CFG's Bradshaw

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 09/06/2017

or visits with their local MPs or engaging with political parties as this new government is formed. We also encourage all MPs to engage with these admirable organisations."    Vicky Browning, chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo , agreed, saying: "Civil society leaders now have an opportunity to help shape the future of our country. Charities should

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Mixed night for sector-related candidates in surprising general election

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 09/06/2017

work at CFI. The seat was retained by the Green Party's co-leader Caroline Lucas with an increased majority.   Peter Kyle, former deputy chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo and Labour MP for Hove and Portslade since 2015, significantly increased his majority.   Nus Ghani, who has worked for Breakthrough Breast Cancer (now a merged charity called Breast

 

Mixed night for chairty-related candidates in surprising general election

Government Opportunities (Web), Unattributed, 09/06/2017

work at CFI. The seat was retained by the Green Party's co-leader Caroline Lucas with an increased majority.   Peter Kyle, former deputy chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo and Labour MP for Hove and Portslade since 2015, significantly increased his majority.   Nus Ghani, who has worked for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Age UK, retained Wealden for

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ACEVO statement on UK General Election 2017

Government Opportunities (Web), Unattributed, 09/06/2017

ACEVO statement on UK General Election 2017 : But this election has shown that all groups of society are engaged, want to have a stake in our future and need

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Rob Wilson loses his seat at election

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 09/06/2017

who was Culture Secretary retained hers   Other figures of interest to the sector who have retained their seats are:   Labour candidate Peter Kyle, former deputy chief executive of Acevo, has been re-elected as MP for Hove and Portslade   Anna Turley, former shadow minister, held her Redcar seat for Labour   Nick Hurd, former minister for civil society,

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Jeremy Corbyn vows to repeal charity 'gag' law if he wins election

The Guardian.com (Web), Unattributed, 07/06/2017

heads Acevo, which represents more than 1,000 charity chief executives, said people were too frightened to speak out and called on the next government to "reset the negative environment".  Her predecessor Sir Stephen Bubb, who runs the thinktank Charity Futures, agreed, arguing that voluntary organisations should have been at the heart of the social care debate.  But he said it was not

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Fifty-plus charities urge parties to commit to repealing the lobbying act

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 06/06/2017

in the charity sector, including Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, have said charities have been "unduly stifling their voices" by misunderstanding the act.   Sir Stephen Bubb, former chief executive of the charity chief executives body Acevo, and the philanthropist and campaigner Gina Miller have also called for charities to speak out more ahead

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Charities scared to speak out during election campaign

Yahoo! UK and Ireland (Web), Unattributed, 31/05/2017

said voluntary organisations are too frightened to speak out about key policies during the election campaign and called on politicians to urgently "reset the negative environment" facing her sector.   Vicky Browning, who heads up Acevo representing over 1,000 charity chief executives, revealed that many of her members had reported being "too nervous, too anxious and too scared about the

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Acevo spins out Bubb's Charity Futures into separate organisation

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 31/05/2017

Acevo spins out Bubb's Charity Futures into separate organisation : Charity Futures - Sir Stephen Bubb's programme to improve charity governance and leadership - has become a separate legal entity from Acevo and will hold its first board meeting this evening.

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Bubb's Charity Futures established as independent social enterprise

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 31/05/2017

Bubb's Charity Futures established as independent social enterprise : Written by Matt Ritchie  31/05/2017     Sir Stephen Bubb's project to improve charity governance and leadership has been spun out of Acevo and is now an independent Community Interest Company.   Charity Futures, officially launched last July

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