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Referendum Breakfast: Charities [CLOSED]

Referendum Breakfast: Charities [CLOSED]

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Turcan Connell
Sponsored by Turcan Connell

The referendum campaign delivered a grassroots activism that has not been seen in Scotland for a generation.

Can the third sector tap into the dynamism and high levels of participation and put itself closer to the centre of public life? Can it maintain the momentum towards greater social justice and a commitment to tackle inequality?

How can it influence the debate on new powers in a positive manner? How can further devolution be meaningful for Scotland's democracy, society and economy?

What might new "tax and welfare" powers under an enhanced devolution settlement actually mean for charities in Scotland?

How might further powers around income tax (and tax reliefs?) mean for charity fundraising? Is it feasible to deliver control for the entire welfare state to Scotland? If not, which additional welfare powers might make a difference - if indeed it is possible to carve out powers over parts of the welfare state and not others?

Through all of this, can the charity sector play an enhanced role in public life, while ensuring continued security of funding and delivering an effective service to its beneficiaries?

Book your place today and be part of the first event to examine the implications of the referendum result for the charitable sector.


08:25 - Welcome and Introduction from the Chair
Jane Ryder, former Chief Executive of OSCR

08:30 - What new powers do we need to build a better, fairer Scotland - and what role will charities play?
Lucy McTernan, Deputy Chief  Executive, SCVO

08:50 - Grasping the opportunity: why we can't miss the chance to build a better future for Scotland's children 
Jackie Brock, Chief Executive, Children in Scotland

09:10 - A legal view on the challenges ahead for charities
Simon Mackintosh, Partner, Turcan Connell

09:30 - Q&A and panel discussion

10:00 - Summary and closing remarks
Jane Ryder, former Chief Executive of OSCR

10:05 - Tea, coffee and networking

10:30 - Close

Agenda may be subject to change

Information and Fees:

Delegate Rate £39.00 + VAT
Fees include refreshments, networking breakfast and exclusive access to the Post Conference Reports.

For more information please email or give the team a call on: 0131 620 8212

To book your place please click here.

The Referendum Breakfasts are morning events. Registration will be from 8.00am. The conference will draw to a close at approximately 10.00am.

Key Speaker: To be confirmed
Venue: Macdonald Holyrood Hotel (Map Details)
Time: 07 October 2014, at 08:00

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