Building (our quarterly email update) back better

Every three months we publish an email update. This time we have adopted a new format featuring views and analysis from our team as well as an update on what we have been working on. Register to receive future updates here. Public health matters The last six months have seen a renewed focus on health inequalities driven by the disproportionate …

Does COVID-19 mean austerity 2.0? How should the charity sector respond?

With the charity sector – and wider society – facing huge challenges in the months ahead, charities face a balancing act between prioritising providing immediate support to their beneficiaries or looking to influence government policies which might help them. Noah, one of our consultants, looks at this question by focusing on the issue of austerity. A background to austerity May …

Charity engagement with government needed now more than ever

During this time of huge challenge for the charity sector there have been some real positives and we’ve seen impressive progress made in a short space of time in some policy areas. For example, local authorities moved rapidly to put rough sleepers into safe accommodation in hotels and the crisis has prompted a welcome a shift in attitudes toward previously …

Charities and coronavirus – latest developments

We have listed significant developments and initiatives to support the charity sector during the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and will endeavour to keep it up to date. This list was last updated on the morning of the 24th March 2020. Have we missed something big? Let us know by emailing: noah@principleconsulting.org.uk. Financial implications Initially, NCVO echoed the Government …

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 …