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Government open letter promises cuts to sector will be fair - 16 November 2010

Francis Maude and Nick Hurd have written an open letter stating that they are determined to ensure that public spending cuts are “fair and not disproportionate in their impact on the sector”.

The letter, published last week on the Cabinet Office website, provides an update on the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review and progress made on key initiatives from the Office for Civil Society.

It goes on to assert that: “The Prime Minister has made it clear that councils should not take the easy option of trimming budgets by cutting funding to the voluntary and community sector.” Concluding: “We believe that our agenda is creating significant long-term opportunities for social enterprise, charities and wider civil society. [...] We also recognise that the transition period will be challenging and we are committed to helping you manage the change and seize the opportunities.”

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