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Seeking social justice: People, power, and the law

By and Mushfik Khan
on 7 January 2022 , 4 minute read

One of the most fundamental functions of the law should be to protect the rights of individuals. How can charities use the power of the law to seek social justice and achieve their campaign goals?

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Violence against women and girls: An increase in demand for services

By Nimat Jaffer
on 13 December 2021 , 4 minute read

With recent instances of violence against women and girls (VAWG) making the news in the UK, how are charity sector organisations meeting the pressures the pandemic has put on them and what further support do they need?


Taking on fuel poverty and the ongoing energy crisis

By Jessica Taplin
on 30 November 2021 , 4 minute read

With energy companies failing and heating costs rocketing, how can we combat fuel poverty this winter?


In-work poverty in the third sector

By Alice Ollendorff
on 19 November 2021 , 4 minute read

This guest blog for Living Wage Week 2021 details how 17% of all third sector workers earn less than the real Living Wage. Ensuring workers receive a wage that meets the cost of living is arguably more important than ever.


Is the government on track to level up social needs?

By and Leah Davis
on 5 November 2021 , 4 minute read

The government is starting to recognise that its 'levelling up' agenda must also invest in communities and people. However, charities need to coordinate their advocacy and continue to make a strong case for investing in social needs.

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Will Sunak’s Spending Review choose to pursue happiness?

By and Dan Corry
on 25 October 2021 , 3 minute read

Over the summer, a rather technical and dry paper emerged from the bowels of the Treasury. The report is about how well-being can inform policy and it could be of profound importance for public policy in the years ahead if its principles are put into practice by the Chancellor.

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Marking ten years of the Inspiring Impact programme

By and Tris Lumley
on 23 September 2021 , 3 minute read

Inspiring Impact is ten years old. Take a look at some of the programme's proudest accomplishments and learn more about what comes next for this initiative.

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Where can charities work with metro mayors?

By and Leah Davis
on 11 May 2021 , 4 minute read

Voters in eight regions of England have elected metro mayors. As the country rebuilds from the pandemic and the levelling up agenda gathers pace, the charity sector must work with these newly elected mayors.

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Don’t stifle the voice of civil society

By and Dan Corry
on 29 March 2021 , 3 minute read

We need a public sector and a political culture, at all levels, that finds a way of talking to civil society.

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Offering Hong Kongers the welcome they deserve

By Johnny Patterson
on 26 March 2021 , 3 minute read

In January, a pathway to British citizenship opened up for British National (Overseas) passport holders from Hong Kong. What needs to be done to better support those relocating to the UK and how has civil society already mobilised in response to this new policy towards Hong Kongers?

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Which Chancellor will charities get this Budget?

By and Dan Corry
on 24 February 2021 , 3 minute read

Charities and funders will be looking for signs in the upcoming Budget that the economy will recover and that the most vulnerable will be supported. Will we get the Chancellor that is happy to spend? Or the more frugal one? Here's what the sector should watch out for in the Budget.

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Good governance is rewarding

on 9 December 2020 , 3 minute read

Reward your trustees for their work during this crisis and learn from those who showed resilience over this tough period.