Posts By: Philip Kirkpatrick

Let’s give the Charity Commission praise where it’s due

Everyone is talking about the fact that the Charity Commission has had to withdraw its guidance on public benefit. It is getting knocked by people who, like me, have said for a long time its guidance was wrong. Read more on Let’s give the Charity Commission praise where it’s due…

Is payment by results compatible with the big society?

Small, local charities –  lynchpins of the big society –  could lose lifelines of funding under the government’s payment-by-results plans for solving social problems.

The government wants organisations that work to attain social outcomes, such as reducing re-offending, getting the unemployed into work or delivering recovery from drug addiction, to be paid according to the results they achieve. But if there is enough money to be made from payment-by-results contracts, large companies will sweep the board and many charities could be left without funding.

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