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This report presents the speeches, discussion and conclusions of the Independence Summit held at the Baring Foundation in July 2009. This one-day event brought together 70 practitioners, policy makers, funders and academics interested in how to advance the independence of the voluntary sector from government. The aims of the Summit were to join up the range of current activity to promote independence, to look forward to future challenges to independence, to ask what are the priorities for action and to help the Baring Foundation to develop priorities for the fifth year of the STVS – independence grants programme. Accompanying the main report is an Annex which gives the full text of all the speeches by Julia Unwin, Andrew Hind, Professor Nicholas Deakin, Sir Bert Massie, Sarah Benioff and Matthew Smerdon.