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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Posts with tag "Fair Work"

Last week the Living Wage Foundation announced the real Living Wage rate would increase by 10% to £12 an hour (£13.15 in London), as inflation and cost-of-living pressure continue to have the biggest impact on low paid workers. Scotland’s voluntary sector is a major employer... Read more
SCVO response to the Scottish Parliament Economy and Fair Work Committee's consultation on Assessing the impact of the Procurement Reform Act About our submission We have undertaken substantial scoping work and engagement with voluntary organisations to inform our position on... Read more
About our response SCVO welcomes the opportunity to respond to questions 5 and 7 of the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee. Our submission draws on evidence from:  SCVO’s engagement with the Committee and its predecessor, the Equalities and Human... Read more
Back in 2015, SCVO and TFN surveyed around 1,000 sector workers about their experiences working in the voluntary sector.  Eight years, four UK prime ministers, two referendums and a pandemic later, it was high time for a refresh. Last month GCVS and the Scottish Centre for... Read more
Context  Scotland has exemplary commitments to becoming a Fair Work Nation and has clear guidance in place on what “fair work” means.  The five pillars of Fair Work are:  Effective voice Respect Opportunity Fulfillment Security  Scotland’s... Read more
Our proposals for the Programme for Government 2023/2024 cover three areas:   Delivering Fair Funding by 2026 Transparent voluntary sector fundingCharity regulation for a modern voluntary sector. This paper focuses on Fair Funding, a long-term, flexible, sustainable, and... Read more
About our response The past few years have been a whirlwind of escalating crises. The climate crisis, COVID pandemic, and the cost-of-living crisis have heightened existing inequalities, and the unequal impact of these crises mean the most marginalised and vulnerable communities... Read more
From the 1st of July 2023 all recipients of public sector grants will be required to pay at least the real Living Wage and provide effective workers’ voice as a minimum standard. These changes are part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to become a Fair Work Nation by 202... Read more
About our response The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) welcomes the opportunity to submit evidence to the Finance and Public Administration Committee's inquiry into the Scottish Government’s Public Service Reform programme. The Scottish Government’s... Read more
SCVO has written to Neil Gray MSP on the recently released Fair Work First guidance. Dear Mr Gray   I look forward to meeting with you on 10 May to discuss how we collectively ensure that the Scottish Government's approach to economic development recognises the value... Read more