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Improving Local Government Transparency: Consultation response published

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Cabinet Office have released their response to the Improving Local Government Transparency Consultation.

The consultation response details plans to make the Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency mandatory. 

Latest e-newsletter published

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Our latest e-newsletter has now gone out, and can be accessed here.

Previous issues of the newsletter are available at - where you can also sign up to receive it. Doing so is quick and easy and you can one-click unsubscribe at any time.

Sad loss of a true Compact Champion

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Chris Frost, Compact Voice board member and Chief Executive of Merton Voluntary Service Council, sadly passed away on Thursday morning.

Compact Awards 2013 - Winners announced

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The winners of this year’s Compact Awards have been announced at a ceremony held by Compact Voice last night in Westminster.

The ceremony, attended by over 120 guests, was hosted by Simon Blake OBE, Chair of Compact Voice, and Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society.

From Open Data to Open Government

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Compact Voice has been working closely with a variety of government departments and other VCS organisations to help develop the UK's Open Government Partnership National Action Plan (NAP).

Update on MoJ's Judicial Review consultation


The Ministry of Justice has recently launched a consultation which proposes further changes to judicial review processes. The proposals include measures to "exclude persons who had only a political or theoretical interest, such as campaigning groups" from supporting judicial reviews.

Compact Awards 2013 Shortlist announced

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Compact Voice have published a booklet containing all of the shortlisted entries for the 2013 Compact Awards. This year's shortlisted nominations are particularly strong, showcasing partnership working from right across England. 

Compact Voice briefing on the Lobbying Bill published

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Compact Voice have published a short briefing on The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill (often referred to as the Lobbying Bill).

New legal advice line for NAVCA members

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NAVCA is relaunching its Public Law support service for members facing disputes arising from decisions or actions taken by public authorities.

Survey reveals highest ever levels of support for the Compact despite lack of resources

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Today Compact Voice has published findings from its third annual survey of local Compacts. The results reveal that despite reductions in resourcing, local support for the Compact is at its highest ever levels.

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