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A shot in the arm for the compact - Wednesday 21 June 2006

Five councils have been named as 'pathfinder' models for Compact compliance in England.

Another day, another plan to show that the Compact is more than just a good idea. The Treasury has recently launched its Pathfinders initiative, naming five local authorities as official 'pathfinders', charged with acting as role models of Compact compliance.

Announced in Gordon Brown's Budget on 22 March, the Treasury-backed initiative will see Portsmouth City, Cumbria County, Tower Hamlets, Dorset County and Nottingham City councils acting as national partners, investigating how the voluntary sector delivers national services and how national and local government can improve their work with these organisations on the ground.

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