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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Community & voluntary sector stands to lose up to £5bn funding‏

Dame Suzi Leather, the chair of the Charity Commission – which oversees 160,000 charities – has raised her fears that up to £5bn could be cut as a result of Con Dem austerity measures. Many of the charities provide front line services in partnership with local authorities in areas such as children’s services and social care: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/cuts-could-cost-billions-for-voluntary-sector-2115268.html