Systems change

Dan Corry

Uncertainty prevails as the 2016 Autumn Statement approaches

on 14 November 2016

Much has changed in British politics since the government last outlined its spending plans. But the upcoming Autumn Statement might give us a clearer picture of what to expect from our government's new leaders. Dan Corry gives his analysis.

Dan Corry

A view from the 2016 party conferences

on 10 October 2016

Returning from fringe events at the Labour and Conservative party conferences, Dan Corry explains where the two leading parties are at, and how they and the charity sector are (and should be) relating to one another.


A new political year brings a new chance for charities

on 12 September 2016

The UK's political terrain is much changed as politicians headed back to Parliament last week. But a new government offers charities a fresh opportunity to make the case for the important role they play in society. Patrick Murray explores further, with a look at what we've said on the sector's behalf in a recent government consultation.


Systems change: More than just a shiny new thing

By Dr. Charlie Howard
on 23 August 2016

‘Systems change’ seems to be growing in popularity, some might even say it’s a trend. But, as Charlie Howard argues, it's not as new an idea as it sounds. She talks through her first encounter with the approach, and how it could help us do more for service users.


Putting data on Damian Green’s to-do list

on 12 August 2016

At NPC, we believe in the power of data to help us better understand which interventions and services work. That's why—following the success of our work to support the Ministry of Justice in developing a Data Lab—we are pushing for a Data Lab at the Department for Work and Pensions. George Hoare explains more.


Five ways to get your charity fit for devolution

By Katherine Rake
on 7 June 2016

Devolution is changing the landscape of policy, services and commissioning across the country. So for the canny charity leader, ensuring you are devolution-ready will be an important part of being fit for the future. Katherine Rake of totalpolicy outlines five questions charities should ask themselves to help make sure they're prepared.


School rules: Charities and the changing education sector

on 29 April 2016

The UK's education system is undergoing a great deal of change at present. Reflecting on new NPC research, Shona Curvers considers the role charities can play in supporting schools, and the challenges and opportunities they face.


Charities are leading in feeding Britain’s hungry

on 6 April 2016

Hunger remains a pressing issue for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. While this is likely to get worse before it gets better, the charity sector is rallying to get people the help they need.