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Five groups back plan to strip hubs of commissioning role – Wednesday 25 October 2006

A coalition of sector umbrella bodies wants Capacitybuilders to take over commissioning powers from the hubs. Acevo, Bassac, Acre, the Community Development Finance Association and the Development Trusts Association have given their backing to

consultant Jo Durning's controversial proposal to reduce the hubs to centres of excellence and centralise commissioning of national infrastructure programmes in Capacitybuilders.

The chief executives of all five have written to Chris Pond, chair of Capacitybuilders, urging him to accept the Durning plan, despite the fact that all five umbrella bodies are hub partners - Bassac is part of the Governance Hub and the others are members of the Finance Hub.

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