Making the most of the general election whilst staying within the rules

We know that charities have an important role to play in helping to improve government policies, be that making better laws, guidance, regulations or funding priorities. Charities often work with the most vulnerable and marginalised people in our society – being a strong voice for their needs is vital. A general election will mean a new Government, Cabinet and a …

NHS Long Term Plan: Implementation debate

University of Leeds student Phe Hayhurst recently joined the Principle team for a fortnight work experience placement and produced this summary of Monday’s NHS Long Term Plan: Implementation debate. A statement to update the House of Commons on the implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan and improvements to the NHS was made on Monday (1st July), marking the agreement …

Principle named Consultancy of the Year 2019

We are delighted win the Better Society Awards ‘Consultancy of the Year’ award last month. Now in their fifth year, the awards celebrate companies and social enterprises which help create a better and more equal world for all. Whether supporting young migrants against unfair immigration fees or helping fight for faster treatment for cancer patients, we are proud the prestigious …

A day in the life of a charity political consultant

Noah Froud takes us through a day working as a consultant at Principle Today I’ll be working in nurtureuk’s office. So far I’ve been at Principle Consulting for just over two months working with The Hepatitis C Trust and education charity nurtureuk. 9:00 – 9:15 am First thing, I do a review of today’s policy news and do some horizon …

Uxbridge College students reflect on the issues that matter to them

Each year four ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students from Uxbridge College join us for a few days work experience to learn about the UK political system and how charities campaign for change. Here are some reflections on key political issues for young people today from this years excellent group of students.   Joyce Lima Andrade My visits …

Health and Social Care Oral Questions round-up (07.05.19)

A broad range of topics were discussed at the Health and Social Care Oral Questions on Tuesday this week (7th May), with MPs from all parties raising concerns about the NHS workforce, mental health, and dementia. Responses from the Department for Health and Social Care Ministers frequently referenced the NHS Long Term Plan, which was launched in January this year …

Principle Consulting welcomes Let Us Learn’s success on immigration fees

In a big win for campaigners, last month the Home Office announced that it would not be raising fees for immigration and nationality applications. These costs have a huge impact on young people, many of whom have grown up in the UK, with the expense and the hostile environment behind it affecting their economic security, social integration, education, and wellbeing. …

Principle Consulting shortlisted for ‘Consultancy of the Year’ award

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Better Society Awards in the ‘Consultancy of the Year’ category. Now in their fifth year, the awards celebrate companies and social enterprises which help create a better and more equal world for all. Whether supporting young migrants against unfair immigration fees or helping fight for faster treatment for …

How Parliament’s Brexit impasse is an opportunity for charity campaigners

Parliament may look like it’s in deadlock over Brexit but the impasse has created the perfect environment for charities to push for policy change. Unlike America’s division of power between Congress, the Supreme Court and the Presidency, Britain’s unwritten constitution supposedly gives the British Parliament power that each of the branches of the US government could only dream of. Whilst …

Predicting the unpredictable: policy developments to look out for in 2019

In these politically uncertain times, no one knows exactly what the year ahead will hold, but there are some things we can confidently predict will be high on the agenda. Below, Principle Consulting intern Ellie Whitlock identifies six areas likely to be of relevance in the charity sector in 2019. Brexit The UK’s future relationship with the EU remains unclear. …