2018 Budget reaction from NPC CEO Dan Corry
30 October 2018
Following the Budget of 29/10/2018, NPC CEO Dan Corry made the following statement;
‘The big question of this budget for charities—as for the country—is what the end of austerity really means. Are we really going to see money flowing again to the places we know the needs are rising or not? Here I fear we are in for disappointment.
Philip Hammond did spend quantities not seen in many years. Most of it is gobbled up by the NHS: but even there the sums over the next couple of years hardly get us to standstill according to health experts. Local government, which is a vital source of funding for many civil society organisations, got just a few small bits, notably on social care. It is still in trouble and is unlikely to get any more in the 2019 Spending Review. Many other areas, from criminal justice to education, are going to struggle as well.
Despite the recent Civil Society Strategy, our sector was hardly mentioned in this Budget which says a lot. But on the optimistic side, perhaps the change in rhetoric away from the overwhelming need to reduce the deficit will help, as the sector campaigns for resource for the causes it cares about.’
Building a better sense of community
By Dan Corry .
On 11 September 2018.
NPC CEO Dan Corry shares some reflections on the government’s recent Civil Society Strategy.
The past and potential of ‘place’
By Dan Corry .
On 6 April 2018.
‘Place-based’ solutions gaining popularity at the moment. But it’s not a new idea. The approach has quite a history. NPC’s CEO Dan Corry walks through his experience and some key principles that underpin it.
We need to talk about brexit
By Clare Wilkins .
On 17 August 2018.
With just over half a year till the UK's official exit from the European Union, Clare Wilkins, NPC Head of Development, asks if charities are talking about the issues and opportunities it will throw up loudly enough?