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Voluntary sector income down 1.8 per cent, finds research

Voluntary sector income down 1.8 per cent, finds research | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The voluntary sector’s income fell by £700m in real terms to £39.2bn in the year to March 2012, according to data published today in the UK Civil Society Almanac, published by NCVO and the Third Sector Research Centre.

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The Third Sector Research Centre is funded by the ESRC

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Latest UK Civil Society Almanac shows the voluntary sector is 'shrinking'

Latest UK Civil Society Almanac shows the voluntary sector is 'shrinking' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The voluntary sector lost £1.3bn of income from central and local government in 2011/12 compared with the previous year, according to new figures from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.  


The umbrella body, which published the figures today in the latest edition of its UK Civil Society Almanac, said they showed that the sector was shrinking for the first time since it began collating figures in 2000/01.

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The almanac is produced using figures from a database set up by the NCVO with the ESRC-funded Third Sector Research Centre

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