Author Archives: Michael Birtwistle

Michael Birtwistle

About Michael Birtwistle

Michael is our senior policy officer, covering issues around charity tax and finance (including social investment) and the impact of the economy on the sector.

Public services news round-up: November 2017

Autumn Budget, latest data on civic participation, updated guidance on public service delivery, commissioning for the arts and cultural sector, and more. Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: October 2017

The Living Wage Foundation's new report into low pay in the sector and other news from the public services sphere Continue reading

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What’s it like in government? We can help set up your own ‘day in the life’

Applications are open for this year's ‘A Day in the Life’ work shadowing programme Continue reading

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Public services news roundup: September 2017

NCVO’s 'A Day In The Life' work shadowing scheme for voluntary sector and civil service staff is returning for its seventh year. Continue reading

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Public Services News Roundup: August 2017

This month the impact of continued devolution across the employment, skills, health and social care agendas retakes the stage. Continue reading

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Public Services News Roundup: July 2017

In this month's public services roundup, we look at the Health and Wellbeing Alliance, the VCSE Health Review, and some examples of great commissioning practice. Continue reading

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The VCSE Health Review One Year On

Progress so far on the review looking at partnerships and investment between the voluntary and health care sectors Continue reading

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A manifesto for building and supporting communities

The election is a chance to discuss how we can support local communities through the challenges facing them. Continue reading

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Stronger Charities Report on Funding and Finance

The Lords Report sets out a constructive vision of how the sector’s funding could change for the better. Continue reading

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Quick guide for charities to the new £1 coin

On 28 March, a new £1 coin will go into circulation, which features twelve sides and a series of security features designed to combat counterfeiting. Continue reading

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