Monday, June 11, 2007

Need for third sector to respond to the DCLG strategy

The Department of Communities and Local Government has published a discussion paper in preparing its Third Sector strategy.

DCLG says that it wants to hear from the third sector about the proposals in the discussion paper.

The Third Sector needs to engage with this consultation. Alongside the traditional consultation process, there is a web forum on the issues.

A quick skim read of the discussion paper suggests that DCLG has not taken on board the possibility that the Third Sector may be a casualty of the “efficiency agenda” and tightening public finances at local level. Likewise there is no direct reference to the burden of red tape on small organisations in the Third Sector.

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