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Briefing: Britain’s largest charities still face income hole

on 9 July 2020

Even with the furlough scheme, redundancies, costs savings, fundraising drives and government support, big charities still face a worrying financial hole.

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State of the Sector 2020

on 18 May 2020

Our research captures our sector in the final few months of calm before the storm, offering insight into its strengths, weaknesses, challenges and risks, so that philanthropists, funders and policy makers can best support charities to help those who rely on them now more than ever.

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Aidan Sutton and Daniel Chan

State of the Sector 2020: Why insights and understanding are vital at this critical time for the charity sector

By Aidan Sutton and Daniel Chan
on 20 February 2020 , 4 minute read

State of the Sector is our comprehensive survey of the opinions of charity leaders. PwC are proud to once again be co-sponsors of this research, at this critical juncture for the charity sector.


The long view on the state of the sector

By Iona Joy
on 19 November 2019

One of the most exciting things about State of the Sector 2020, is its potential to compare its findings with our original research conducted in 2017 to see what's changed. Iona Joy sadly left us this year but before she did she shared the changes she's seen in the state of the sector.

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State of the Sector 2020

By and Theo Clay
on 31 October 2019

State of the sector, our comprehensive survey of the opinions of charity leaders is returning for 2020. Theo Clay, lead researcher on the project sets out what's changed, what's stayed the same, and what we hope to achieve.


NPC Ignites 2019: Impact for people

on 19 June 2019 , 4 minute read

The programme for this year's NPC Ignites has been announced. Find out what the hot topics are and who will be debating them.

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Reforming charitable tax reliefs

By Sir Nicholas Montagu KCB
on 6 June 2018

Sir Nicholas Montagu KCB, Chair of the Charity Tax Commission shares his thoughts on the role and goals of the commission as it launches a new call for evidence.

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‘Trust me, I’m a charity…’

on 20 April 2018

NPC's new Head of Policy and External Affairs, Nathan Yeowell, reflects on his first NCVO conference and the new Charity Comission chair.

The Queen's Speech: Charities had better be up for the challenge - NPC

Late, lukewarm and bland?

on 19 January 2018

The government has finally responded to the House of Lords Select Committee report on Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society—ten months after its publication. Nathan Yeowell, NPC’s new Head of Policy and External Affairs, has four reflections as we look forward to the year ahead.

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15 years of NPC: What I’ve learned

By and Iona Joy
on 22 September 2017

15 years doesn’t sound long, but it means we're older than Twitter, the X factor and the financial crash. So we've seen a few things. Here our longest serving member of staff and head of our charities team, Iona Joy, shares her top lessons from a decade and a half of trying to do good better.

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Happy birthday to us! NPC turns 15

By and Dan Corry
on 13 July 2017

NPC has been working for a decade and a half to improve the work of charitable organisations. Here our CEO Dan Corry explains why this milestone is no cause for rest, but merely a platform to continue to transform the charity sector.

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What can charities learn from the Taylor Review on employment?

on 12 July 2017

Yesterday's publication of the Taylor Review—which looks at modern work and employment practices—has rightly received lots of attention. Here, Andrew Weston looks at job instability, low pay, and overwork in charity sector.