First reports from Future of Voluntary Services inquiry

The National Coalition for Independent Action has released the first two of sixteen reports from its Inquiry into the Future of Voluntary Services.

  • ‘The Ideological Context’ gives the general background,
  • and ‘Ordinary Glory – Big Surprise not Big Society’ shows the reach of recent government policy down to the smallest charity.

And the second set of Inquiry reports:

  • ‘Outsourcing and the Voluntary Sector’ (pdf, 350KB) explores the motivations, progress and impact of the Coalition government’s drive to privatise public services and how this has impacted on the voluntary sector in England,
  • and ‘The Devil that has come amongst us’ (pdf, 631KB) looks in detail at the procurement and commissioning regimes.

Find these reports on NCIA page.