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New report argues charities tackling social issues can help keep us healthy and relieve NHS burden

Organisations working to address the social determinants of health help to keep us well, says new research NPC in partnership with the Health Foundation and Sir Michael Marmot’s Institute of Health Equity. The report helps charities that do not have a health focus understand the evidence about how their social interventions improve people’s health. Addressing these could decrease overall demand and expense in the long term, and can help to keep people well.

NPC welcomes Charity Tax Commission

Earlier this week the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) announced that their Charity Tax Commission will be chaired by Sir Nicholas Montagu, a former chairman of Inland Revenue, which gives assurance that this will be an independent review albeit run from NCVO. We very much welcome this review and Dan Corry has agreed to be one of the commissioners.

NPC calls for wide ranging review of charity tax breaks

Speaking in advance of a seminar on strengthening civil society, NPC CEO Dan Corry calls for a wide ranging review of the finance available to charities due to tax reliefs to see if they should be reconfigured to better help the sector. For this review to be most effective, it should be led by HMRC with direct charity sector input.

Exciting innovations in measurement and evaluation can help us unlock social change—if we grasp the opportunity

A new report from NPC highlights how technology is enabling us to gather different types of data on bigger scales, and how increased data availability and processing power enables us to gain insights in ways not previously possible. In the context of decreased funding and increased need, the improved understanding of effectiveness offered by these approaches is critical.

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