Category Archives: National News

Policy Updates

Government Publishes Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017 The Government has launched the Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017, the second Finance Bill of the parliamentary session. The Bill will legislate for a range of changes to tax and duty legislation outlined … Continue reading

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New Guide On GDPR

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has launched a new guide to the GDPR which come into force in May 2018. The guide is designed for those dealing with day-to-day responsibility for data protection and includes a useful ‘12 steps to … Continue reading

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Funding Round Up

Government Commits to More Funding for Community-Led Housing Housing Minister Alok Sharma announced at the first national Community-Led Housing Conference that the Government will launch a new fund ‘worth £60 million in the first year alone’ which will provide both … Continue reading

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Industrial Strategy Developments And Government Announcements

In the Industrial Strategy, the government has identified 4 Grand Challenges; global trends that will shape our rapidly changing future and which the UK must embrace to ensure we harness all the opportunities they bring. The 4 are: artificial intelligence … Continue reading

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GDPR, Your Board And ICO Helpline

Simon Entwistle from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) made it clear that “Data protection compliance is a board level issue”, read the how-to and make sure you’re GDPR ready. If you’ve got any questions call the ICO who’ve set up a … Continue reading

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New Mental Health ‘First Aid’ Programme

A new £15 million programme will see up to 1 million people trained in basic mental health ‘first aid’ skills. The programme will improve personal resilience and help people recognise and respond effectively to signs of mental illness in others. The campaign, … Continue reading

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Local Charities Day Toolkit

Local Charities Day 2017 will highlight the work of small, local charities that are making remarkable differences to their communities. It will also shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes and celebrate the commitment of those amazing volunteers who devote … Continue reading

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Funding Round Up

National Churches Trust’s Maintenance Grants Open for Applications Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to listed churches, chapels and meeting houses with repair or maintenance projects costing between £1,000 and £10,000 – where applicants can demonstrate that they … Continue reading

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Government Issues Call for Evidence on Cost of Energy Review

Homes and businesses depend upon reliable, affordable energy. The Government is ambitious in its plans to keep costs as low as possible for them over the coming decades, while delivering carbon targets, ensuring security of supply, and seizing the economic … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunities

Tech for Good to Run for a Third Time Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation have joined together once again to offer a funding and support package to an estimated 12 projects in 2018. The programme is offering grant funding … Continue reading

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