Push for living wage across the voluntary sector

The Living Wage Commission published its final report on Tuesday (24th June).

Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, was a member of the commission and said “Wherever possible, I would encourage charities to consider becoming living wage employers. One of the drivers of low pay in the voluntary sector is the terms and fees for public service contracts. NCVO has called for contracts that enable providers to pay their staff the living wage”. From NCVO news release.

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Sector support, ten years on

Ten years on from the launch of the ChangeUp framework for voluntary sector capacity building and infrastructure, a discussion article from Third Sector Research Centre asks what it achieved. Less than hoped, but why? The author, Dr Rob Macmillan, invites you to share experiences and reflections about ChangeUp http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tsrc/news/2014/blog-changeup10.aspx.

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Commons committee inquiry into community engagement rights

The House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee is to examine four rights introduced in the Localism Act – the community right to challenge, the community right to bid, the community right to build and the community right to reclaim land. It is seeking evidence from community groups and will accept written evidence until 4th September.

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