Community Renewal: Analysis - Law levels the paying field for our volunteers

Leicester City Council's decision to cut voluntary groups' funding was quashed in the High Court. Kevin Curley says the ruling has implications for the way local authorities deal with volunteers. History was made last month when six Leicester voluntary organisations went to the High Court to challenge the way the city council cut their grants - and won (Regeneration & Renewal, 17 September, p2). The landmark decision should strengthen the resolve of councils for voluntary service (CVS) to use legal action to resist bad practice by local authorities.

by Kevin Curley, chief executive The National Association of Councils for Voluntary Service

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