2010 Policy Round Ups
A summary of responses to consultation on Irresponsible Lending Guidance has been placed on the Office of Fair Trading website. This follows a consultation on the high cost credit market, such as payday loans and doorstep lending.
Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, has opened up the Department for Communities and Local Government's books to public scrutiny. All spending on goods and services over £500 has been put online.
The Institute for Volunteering Research, the research arm of Volunteering England, has launched a new evidence bank for volunteering research. This searchable database is free to use and accessible to everyone.
The Office for Civil Society has decided to cut funding for its strategic partners (including Urban Forum) from £12.1m this year to a maximum of £7.5m next year. The programme fosters co-operation between the sector and the government and enables organisations to carry out policy work and advocacy for the sector.