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New Compact out for consultation - 21 July 2009

The draft new version, about a third of the size of the original, will replace the previous Compact codes.

The original Compact (launched in 1998) aimed to outline how the public and voluntary sectors should behave towards each other and was underpinned by codes on funding and procurement, volunteering, consultation and policy appraisal, community groups and black and minority ethnic groups.

The draft new version replaces the codes with three sections on involvement in policy development, allocating resources and commissioning and achieving equality.

Andy Forster, head of policy at the Commission for the Compact, said the new version "reflected changes in policy and practice, consolidated undertakings and removed duplication".

Consultation on the draft version closes on 12 October 2009. A final version will be published during Compact Week from 2-8 November 2009.

For the consultation paper and more information, see the Compact website (opens new window).