Further voluntary sector analysis and commentary on the government’s latest Budget. Also see the original VoluntaryNews coverage ‘Charities and Budget 2016‘.
From Charity Finance Group, ‘Budget Focus: What was hidden in the numbers for charities?‘ delves into the detail in the Office for Budget Responsibility’s ‘Economic and Fiscal Outlook‘. The focus is on how the economy might impact government and household resources, and hence charity services.
The quirks of grants announced in the Budget are examined by Civil Society News in ‘George Osborne’s Libor grantmaking continues to raise questions‘.
And again from Charity Finance Group ‘Budget Focus: Welfare in flux – what does this mean for charities?‘ looks at the impact of developments since the Budget, namely Iain Duncan Smith’s cabinet resignation and the government dropping some disability benefit changes.