Tag Archives: Public services

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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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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The House of Lords report on charities: what you need to know

A look at the new House of Lord's report on Charities and what it means for voluntary sector organisations. Continue reading

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Spring Budget 2017 – A Chancellor holding his breath

Widely trailed to be a ‘quiet Budget’, the chancellor’s speech today nevertheless gave a clear idea of his approach to the uncertain economic environment. 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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Public services news round-up: February 2017

This month looks at the Road Ahead, probation reforms, commissioning social action, public service performance, recruitment for a brilliant job at NCVO and more Continue reading

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Policy round-up: February 2017

Fundraising regulation, new gender pay, review of the Social Value Act, Brexit, Spring Budget and more Continue reading

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The critical role of volunteers within parks

The value of parks, the struggles they face and how volunteers are helping 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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