Tag Archives: Public services

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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Policy Round-Up: January 2017

Some of the key policy and regulatory developments affecting charities and the voluntary sector this month Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: January 2017

Volunteering and public services, small charity friendly commissioning, outcomes-based contracts, VAT after Brexit, Commissioning Academy & Constructive Voices Continue reading

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Volunteering and public services: what next?

Speech to the National Volunteering Forum on how we talk about the role of volunteering in public services in the future. Continue reading

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Stuart Etherington’s new year letter to the sector

Thoughts on the big issues effecting the voluntary sector in the coming year Continue reading

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