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The future of civil society

By Julia Unwin
on 26 April 2018

Writing for NPC on the day of the launch Civil Society Futures' one-year interim report, its chair—Julia Unwin—reflects on the her experience during the first half of the inquiry.

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Unsettling funding—The Transition Advice Fund

on 12 April 2018

Ruth Gripper introduces a new strand to NPC's work and the new challenges of helping vulnerable EU citizens secure their settled status in the run up to Brexit.

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Transition Advice Fund position paper

on 8 March 2018

Five key areas the Transition Advice Fund would like to see reflected in the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK Government and the EU. 

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To 2018 and beyond

on 18 January 2018

Our work can sometimes feel like star gazing—you get engrossed in the detail of one area, then start to wonder how things going on in other areas relate. So taking a step back, here's a look what NPC will be working on in the year ahead.

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Brexit will impact charities’ missions as well as their money

on 16 January 2018

Despite the ferocity and divisiveness of the debates elsewhere, the charity sector has been strangely passive on the topic of Brexit, argues Rob Abercrombie. Here he outlines three areas that need more attention.

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Towards a new relationship with the state

on 24 November 2017

The research from our recent State of the Sector work examined the building blocks for a new relationship between charities and the state, we then explored this conversation further at our annual conference, NPC Ignites. In this blog Erica Bertolotto shares her insights from this session.

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The 2017 budget at a glance

By and Dan Corry
on 22 November 2017

What do charities need to know about today's budget? Our CEO Dan Corry runs through some of today's key announcements.

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Pre-budget briefing: Winter is here

on 17 November 2017

Patrick Murray gives the lay of the policy land ahead of the 2017 budget next week. As the effects of austerity meet government in disarray over Brexit, he finds few reasons to be cheerful.

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A time for radicalism

on 6 October 2017

NPC held fringe events at the Labour and Conservative party conferences this year. Here our Head of Policy and External Affairs Patrick Murray reports back. He argues that conference season may be over, but there are lessons from it that we can take forward: namely, the need for a dose of radicalism.

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What’s next for the State of the Sector?

on 29 August 2017

Throughout the summer we launched a series of pieces from our State of the Sector programme on how charity sector leaders can adapt and thrive in this changing context. Over the autumn months we’ll be putting on a series of events to expand this work. Find out how you can get involved.

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Campaigning for change: In it for the long haul

By Paul Parker
on 4 August 2017

The Quakers have been campaigning for centuries, and have been at the forefront of some of the most significant social reforms in history. Here Recording Clerk of Quakers in Britain Paul Parker shares what have they learned about what makes effective activism, and how they're working to increase their impact.

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Shifting the dial: How to take an impact-focused approach to your policy change campaigns

on 4 August 2017

A practical guide to focusing on impact while planning, delivering and evaluating a campaign.