NPC produces high quality, independent research into the charity sector. Our reports explore how charities and funders are tackling the UK’s social problems and share lessons and practical insights.

Show and tell: charities, polling & evidence of doing good

In October 2014, Ipsos MORI conducted an online survey on our behalf, with a representative sample of more than 1,000 adults across Great Britain. This is the fourth and final NPC paper in the series, taking a closer look at public opinion about charities’ use of evidence.

Reforming the relationship

The new European Directive on public procurement seeks ‘a better integration of social and environmental considerations in the procurement procedures’. Certain changes have been widely publicised, but many may not be aware of the extent of its impact on the ability of purchasers to take social and environmental issues into account—nor of the implications for charitable organisations when bidding for public contracts. This briefing aims to prepare both parties for the opportunities it offers.

Analysis of CCG contracts data

NPC has analysed data on 3,494 contracts awarded by Clinical Commissioning Groups between April 2013 and August 2014. The data shows the distribution of contracts between NHS providers, private companies, charities and social enterprises.

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NPC’S MANIFESTO 2015 | A vision for change

It will take new thinking to make sure civil society is healthy and thriving post-2015. As we approach the general election, our manifesto sets out a series of proposals for change to build a more vibrant and effective charity sector.

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