Civil society and commissioning

Central government’s implementation of the national Compact: a follow‑up

The Compact is a voluntary agreement that sets out shared principles for effective partnership working between the government and voluntary and civil society organisations in England. This report examines departments’ progress in implementing the recommendations in our 2012 report on the Compact.

In January 2012, we published a report Central government’s implementation of the national Compact. We concluded that departments needed to improve their implementation of the Compact, and made a number of recommendations for all departments to consider to support improvement. We also concluded there was more the Cabinet Office should do in its oversight of the Compact.

On 31 January 2012, at a hearing of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Civil Society and Volunteering to discuss our report, we agreed to follow up departments’ progress in implementing our 2012 recommendations.

 January 2015