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Summer Budget 2015: evolution rather than revolution?
Despite the surprise election result in May, the first Budget of the new Conservative government seemed more like evolution than revolution – a modification of the existing direction of travel set out in the last Coalition Budget in March, rather than a radical change of course.Learn more
Charities must ‘make their voice heard’ to new Government
Following the surprise majority for David Cameron and the Conservatives, the Directory of Social Change (DSC) calls for charities to convince the new Government of the vital role charities play in society.Learn more
Budget 2015: George’s last stand?
George Osborne’s delivered his final Budget statement of this Parliament on 18 March – would it be his last stand at the despatch box or will we see him again this year? Click here to read further.
Draft Protection of Charities Bill: too much power for Big Brother?
Amidst the current fervour about robust regulation of charities, we should remember that it’s easy to cede powers to government, but difficult to win those powers back. Learn more and read DSC’s response here.
Charging charities for regulation: penny-wise and pound foolish
Suggestions that the Charity Commission could start charging charities for their own regulation have recently started to gain some traction.Learn more
Armed forces charities sector in danger of decline
Despite the rightful attention given to our armed forces during the centenary of the First World War, new data revealed today by DSC shows signs that the number of armed forces charities and the amount of money donated to them are in decline.Learn more
Labour Party Consultation
DSC responded to the Labour Party’s consultation on 'Renewing our bond with the third sector’ – covering issues such as volunteering, commissioning, the Big Lottery Fund and the Charity Commission. Read our response.Learn more