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.

A manifesto for employment: How government can help people build skills and get a job

How replacing EU programmes and making it easier for unemployed people to volunteer could help people into employment Continue reading

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Public services news round up: May 2017

Paul discusses our general election manifesto, ESF-funded projects, where government funding is going, charities and service delivery, and much more. Continue reading

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Make it easier for charities and volunteers to support our public services

NCVO believe more can be done if a more enabling environment for volunteering existed and in our manifesto we make suggestions about how this could be achieved. Continue reading

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A better understanding of where government funding is going

The government's use of charity and Companies House numbers to identify funding recipients is a significant step towards improving transparency. Continue reading

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Public services news round up: March 2017

In this month's public services roundup, we look at the House of Lords Select Committee report on charities, devolution, the Social Value Act, localism and the Budget. Continue reading

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A commissioning environment that’s skewed against smaller charities

The Lords report provides a positive vision for reforming commissioning and procurement, particularly for smaller charities. Continue reading

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Building devolution from the ground up

Charities are important partners for local government when devolution plans are being developed and delivered. However, NCVO research suggests this isn't happening nearly enough. Continue reading

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Review of the Social Value Act

Our recommended amendments to the Act and hopes for the scope of the review Continue reading

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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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