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.

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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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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