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  • Director of T3SC Asked to set the context But preaching to converted? Bit of a quiz Size of organisation: stand up – stat partners sit down income levels – up to £50k; up to £100k; up to £250k; up to £.5m; up to £1m; £1m+ Hands up if you are here as a trustee..............paid member of staff
  • Size and shape of the sector From NCVO Civil Society Alamanac 2009 – leading source for reliable data Some figures only available for 2006 So, sector is large – big business
  • Size and shape of the sector From NCVO Civil Society Alamanac 2009 – leading source for reliable data Some figures only available for 2006 So, sector is large – big business
  • Size and shape of the sector From NCVO Civil Society Alamanac 2009 – leading source for reliable data Some figures only available for 2006 So, sector is large – big business
  • Size and shape of the sector From NCVO Civil Society Alamanac 2009 – leading source for reliable data Some figures only available for 2006 So, sector is large – big business
  • Size and shape of the sector From NCVO Civil Society Alamanac 2009 – leading source for reliable data Some figures only available for 2006 So, sector is large – big business
  • Size and shape of the sector From NCVO Civil Society Alamanac 2009 – leading source for reliable data Some figures only available for 2006 So, sector is large – big business
  • Size and shape of the sector From NCVO Civil Society Alamanac 2009 – leading source for reliable data Some figures only available for 2006 So, sector is large – big business
  • Size and shape of the sector From NCVO Civil Society Alamanac 2009 – leading source for reliable data Some figures only available for 2006 So, sector is large – big business
  • Size and shape of the sector From NCVO Civil Society Alamanac 2009 – leading source for reliable data Some figures only available for 2006 So, sector is large – big business
  • Size and shape of the sector From NCVO Civil Society Alamanac 2009 – leading source for reliable data Some figures only available for 2006 So, sector is large – big business
  • Size and shape of the sector From NCVO Civil Society Alamanac 2009 – leading source for reliable data Some figures only available for 2006 So, sector is large – big business
  • Size and shape of the sector From NCVO Civil Society Alamanac 2009 – leading source for reliable data Some figures only available for 2006 So, sector is large – big business
  • Size and shape of the sector From NCVO Civil Society Alamanac 2009 – leading source for reliable data Some figures only available for 2006 So, sector is large – big business
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    • 1. Briefing: New government policy
    • 2. Content
      • Budget headlines
      • Public sector cuts
      • Red tape / targets
      • Big Society
      • Regional / sub regional structures
      • Worklessness / welfare to work
      • Other announcements affecting the sector
    • 3. Budget headlines
      • 80% of deficit to come from spending reductions / 20% from tax increases
      • Spending reductions:
        • Reduction in child benefits for higher earners;
        • Public sector pay held (£21k+)
        • Child Benefit frozen
        • Housing benefit reduced by 10%
        • Excluding the state pension and pension credit, tax credits and public service pensions will rise in line with the Consumer Price Index, rather than the, generally higher, Retail Price Index
      • Tax increases:
        • Changes to tax credit system
        • Capital Gains tax rising for higher rate earners
        • A levy on banks will be introduced
        • VAT to rise to 20%
          • Impact on voluntary and community organisations?
    • 4. Budget headlines
      • Concessions (from 2011):
        • Personal income tax allowances increased
        • The basic state pension will be linked to earnings from April 2011, with the pension guaranteed to rise in line with earnings, prices or 2.5%, whichever is the greater.
        • The threshold at which employers start to pay National Insurance will rise by the rate of inflation plus £21 per week.
        • Corporation Tax will be cut next year to 27%, and by 1% annually for the next three years, until it reaches 24%.
        • The small companies' tax rate will be cut to 20%.
    • 5. Public sector cuts
      • Savings this year of £6.1 billion
      • Local Authorities ‘share’ of savings £1.3 billion
        • 21% of overall savings
      • Less ‘ring fencing’ of grants from central Government to l.a.
    • 6. Public sector cuts
      • Reductions in Area Based Grant (in Tameside):
        • £1.6m education grant
        • £0.15m Supporting People Administration
        • £0.446m Working Neighbourhood Fund
        • £57k Prevent
        • £33k Community Cohesion
      • Whilst the £2.1 m may not seem large against the overall budget (0.8%), its impact could be
        • 4 of the 5 schemes above are significant sources of funding for the sector
    • 7. Red tape / targets
      • Comprehensive Area Assessment (CAA) abolished with immediate effect
      • General move towards a reduction in targets
      • National Indicator Set remains largely untouched at the moment
      • other announcements regarding many other targets (for example A & E waiting times; lead times to receive treatment under the NHS etc)
    • 8. Big Society
      • The creation and expansion of mutuals, co-operatives, charities and social enterprises
        • and enabling these groups to have much greater involvement in the running of public services
      • Public sector workers given a new right to form employee-owned co-operatives and bid to take over the services they deliver
      • Training of a new generation of community organisers and support the creation of neighbourhood groups across the UK, especially in the most deprived areas
      • National Citizen Service for young people
    • 9. Big Society
      • A range of measures to encourage volunteering and involvement in social action
        • including launching a national ‘Big Society Day’
      • Promotion of ‘localism ’
        • the devolution of power and greater financial autonomy to local government, including a full review of local government finance.
      • Establishing a Big Society Bank
        • to provide new finance for neighbourhood groups, charities, social enterprises and other nongovernmental bodies.
    • 10. Regional / sub regional structures
      • Regional Development Agencies will be replaced by ‘Local Enterprise Partnerships’.
    • 11. Worklessness / welfare to work
      • Future Jobs Fund, offering 6 month placements to young people unemployed for 6+ months, will cease.
      • Current provision for worklessness support will be suspended (Flexible New Deal etc)
      • There will be a greater focus getting people off of Incapacity Benefit, and the government have announced that the programme of assessments of people will be accelerated.
    • 12. Other announcements
      • The Office of the Third Sector has been replaced by the Office for Civil Society
      • Futurebuilders (which provided loans to voluntary organisations and social enterprises to enable them to grow and deliver public services) has been scrapped.
        • As current loans are repaid the monies will be used for a ‘Communities First’ fund, aimed at small, community organisations and neighbourhood groups.
      • The Grassroots Grants programme, currently managed by the Community Foundations, will not continue beyond March 2011.
        • Nominally this will be replaced by the ‘Communities First’ fund, although it is not clear how this will be managed.
    • 13. Other announcements
      • Under review:
        • Capacitybuilders (running the ChangeUp programme to improve the quality of local infrastructure organisatons
        • ‘ V’ (the Youth Volunteering body)
      • Remodelling of the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) back to "proportionate, commonsense levels".
        • As a result, the ISA-registration stage of the scheme has been stopped and will not launch on 26 July 2010 as was planned.
    • 14. Future
      • Comprehensive spending review in Autumn
        • ‘ The Treasury has told most government departments to prepare "illustrative plans" to cut spending by 40% - as well as the expected 25% - within the month’. (BBC)
        • Will set out spending plans for next three years

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