Thursday, November 03, 2005

Red tape is strangling sector (UK()

content: "Red tape is strangling sector, report finds

The burden of regulation on the charity sector is stifling innovation and wasting resources, and changes are needed if organisations are to design and deliver more imaginative, effective approaches to society’s problems.

This was the message of the Better Regulation Taskforce today as it launched the results from its study Better Regulation for Civil Society: Making life easier for those who help others.

The report found that while regulation is necessary to protect the public and to uphold standards, voluntary and community organisations face a disproportionate amount of red tape. Focusing on three priorities: volunteers; social innovation; and meeting need, eleven recommendations for change were made that the Taskforce believe will help level the playing field for the sector"

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