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Sector bodies call on Chancellor to help address £4.6bn funding gap

The government must amend public sector contracts with charities to take into account the £500m costs of the National Living Wage, the Chancellor has been told.

Sector leaders from organisations including the Charity Finance Group, the Institute of Fundraising and Big Society Capital, have written to the Chancellor ahead of the upcoming Spending Review and Autumn Statement, which will take place next month, outlining their five policy proposals to address “the most pressing issues facing the voluntary and community sector today”.

The letter, send to George Osborne earlier this week, is co-signed by Caron Bradshaw, chief executive of the CFG; Tony Armstrong, chief executive of Locality; Geetha Rabindrakuma, head of social sector engagement at Big Society Capital; Kunle Olulode, director of Voice for Change; Neil Cleeveley, chief executive of Navca; John Barrett, acting chief executive of Small Charities Coalition; and Peter Lewis, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising.

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