Labour Party to consult public on future of the charity sector

Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, tells a conference organised by Acevo in London that the party wants to know their 'hopes and dreams'

Lisa Nandy
Lisa Nandy

The Labour Party will launch a public consultation on the future of the charity and voluntary sector, Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, told third sector leaders yesterday.

Speaking at a conference in London organised by the charity chief executives body Acevo, Nandy said a future Labour government would want both support and criticism from the charity sector in order to maintain a good working relationship between Whitehall and the sector.

"We want to know what works and what doesn’t," she said. "We want to know what your hopes and dreams are."

A spokeswoman for Nandy told Third Sector that the consultation would have seven sections:

– Volunteering
– Developing and growing voluntary sector talent
– Supporting charities to grow
– Procurement
The Big Lottery Fund
– A stronger independent voice for the sector
The Charity Commission.

The consultation is due to go live next week on the Your Britain website, Labour’s online policy hub.

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