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  • Spring 2017 Budget – Key Points
    March 15, 2017
    The Chancellor revealed the Spring 2017 budget on the 8th March. Micheal Birtwistle of NCVO picks out the key points affecting charities in his blog, he says, of the budget, “While the chancellor projected a vision of strength for the UK economy, the overall context for charities remains one o...
  • NCVO warns of ‘even more pressure on charities’ in 2017
    March 1, 2017
    Charities should expect to see income from donations and government grants continue to be squeezed while demand increases, NCVO has warned in its annual review of the operating environment. The Road Ahead: A review of the voluntary sector‘s operating environment, says the combined effect of de...
  • The State of Rural Services Report 2016
    January 24, 2017
    Rural Services Network has published The State of Rural Services 2016 report. It presents the most recent evidence regarding the provision of services to residents and businesses in rural England. It covers nine service areas: local buses and community transport, welfare services, access to cash, fu...
  • Tips for Keeping Well this Winter
    November 17, 2016
    With winter looming Devon County Council and Public Health England are asking people to think about making plans to protect themselves and their families. Winter can be seriously bad for our health, but there a number of things you can do to keep you and your family well this winter. Cold weather ca...