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.

Health and wellbeing news round-up: April 2018

As part of NCVO’s membership of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance, we’re starting a new series of occasional round-up blogs covering what’s new in the world of health and care. Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: March 2018

This month we've got the latest on Carillion and how charities are demonstrating the impact of their services. Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: February 2018

This month's round-up includes: new research on the views of commissioners, a Home Office initiative to highlight issues within policing, the latest trends in our new Road Ahead report, and more Continue reading

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Public services round-up: January 2018

The holidays may be behind us but the world of public services has started the year off with a bang – or was that a crunch? Continue reading

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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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