Author Archives: Paul Winyard

Paul Winyard

About Paul Winyard

Paul Winyard is NCVO’s policy officer. He covers issues around public services, improving commissioning and procurement practice, and advancing the Social Value agenda.

Devolution: Has the voluntary sector had its say?

A chance for you to share your experiences of devolution Continue reading

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Strengthening local government transparency

Latest developments in the data transparency agenda from government Continue reading

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What to expect from the Work and Health Programme?

The weakness of payment-by-results in public services delivery, and in particular welfare-to-work schemes Continue reading

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The Social Value Act review – welcome steps and missed opportunities

Lord Young has published his report on the review of the Social Value Act. This blog outlines the most significant recommendations for the voluntary sector as well as some missed opportunities. Continue reading

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The new procurement reforms – an update from government

Last September the Government consulted on how best to a suite of reforms to public procurement due to come into force on the 26th February. This blog summarises their plans and a few areas in need of further attention. Continue reading

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NCVO response to the Social Value Act review

On 26 September 2014 the Government announced a review of the Social Value Act. This blog summarises NCVO's response to the review and our key recommendations. Continue reading

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Let’s try again – another chance to open up public services

Later this year the Government will introduce a set of reforms that have the potential to open up public services to more charities. However, how they are implemented will determine their effectiveness. Continue reading

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Social Value Act: Where are we now?

The Government has announced it is to review the Social Value Act 2012. This blog summarises progress to date and some of the issues the review should consider. Continue reading

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Top tips on commissioning for social value

What charities, local government and national government can do buck the trend of pursuing short-term savings at the expense of social value. Continue reading

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Getting better value for money from local government procurement

While some councils have become more efficient in their procurement of good and services, the CLG Select Committee think far more need to follow suit. Continue reading

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