NPC produces high quality, independent research into the charity sector. Our reports explore how charities and funders are tackling the UK’s social problems and share lessons and practical insights.

Reforming the relationship

Reforming the relationship

The new European Directive on public procurement seeks ‘a better integration of social and environmental considerations in the procurement procedures’. Certain changes have been widely publicised, but many may not be aware of the extent of its impact on the ability of purchasers to take social and environmental issues into account—nor of the implications for charitable organisations when bidding for public contracts. This briefing aims to prepare both parties for the opportunities it offers.

BMJ handout

Analysis of CCG contracts data

NPC has analysed data on 3,494 contracts awarded by Clinical Commissioning Groups between April 2013 and August 2014. The data shows the distribution of contracts between NHS providers, private companies, charities and social enterprises.

JET NI updated 2015 front page

JET in Northern Ireland

This framework is an adapted version of the Journey to EmploymenT (JET) Framework for Great Britain. It is designed to help organisations working with young people in Northern Ireland to understand and measure the impact they have on the journey to employment.

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