The third sector is conspicuous by its absence in party manifestos. Do political parties consider the third sector enough?
Do political parties take the third sector seriously?
While the leading political parties put forward plans for business and public sector reform ahead of the General Election, little has been made this time around of what the third sector can offer.
This is in contrast to 2010 when the ill-fated Big Society idea put the sector at the forefront of political parties’ thinking.
Just five years on have charities lost all influence with political parties? What do you think?
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