Commission says ‘charity sector is crucial to UK recovery and growth’

After two years of research, the Law Family Commission on Civil Society has published its landmark final report.


Commission calls for productivity boost in charity sector to unlock full potential

New research has identified a raft of changes and initiatives required to drive up productivity in the sector.


Call for Charity Commission to take ‘pivotal role’ in improving grant-making

Regulator should play more active role alongside infrastructure bodies, report says.


Commission calls on FCA to improve philanthropy advice in financial services sector

New PBE research for the Law Family Commission on Civil Society calls on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to mandate training on philanthropy for financial advisors and pursue regulation.


Growth plan benefits for wealthiest mean Philanthropy Champion ‘more important than ever’

Commission reiterates call for government to encourage charitable giving


Charity sector’s ability to attract talent ‘under threat’ from pay gap

New research reveals significant pay gap for men and more highly qualified workers


Small and medium charities spend more than a third of grant income on applications, study finds

Commission calls on funders to fix inefficient application processes


Commission calls for ‘Philanthropy Champion’ within Whitehall to help unlock billions in extra giving

A report that focuses on the benefits of boosting the collaboration between Whitehall and the philanthropy sector.


Commission calls for changes to how charities engage with policymakers

A new PBE study for the Law Family Commission on Civil Society has made a raft of recommendations on how to enhance the relationships between charities and policymakers.


Charity donations from UK’s richest down 20% despite rising income

The latest study for the Law Family Commission on Civil Society looks at the state of philanthropy in the UK, with a particular focus on giving from the top 1%...


Over 7 in 10 charity leaders fear staff burnout due to ‘perfect storm’ of pressures

Commission finds 60% believe demand on key staff will increase over winter

Voters want levelling up spending decisions made locally

Commission report says community investment is key to success of flagship policy


‘Serious data gap’ holding back charity sector

Commission raises concerns about invisibility of charities in data and calls for cross-sector action

Commission urges Treasury to support social sector in Spending Review

Government encouraged to focus on five key areas, including data and philanthropy


Tory voters in levelling up hotspots want change within 3 years


North East businesses are most generous charity givers outside London

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Government faces ‘significant gap’ in its understanding of economy


Business support for small charities a ’rounding error’, averaging just £450

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Commission on Civil Society Calls for Evidence

Rachel Reeves

Rachel Reeves MP speech at the launch of the Commission on Civil Society

Oliver Dowden

Oliver Dowden MP speech to the Law Family Commission on Civil Society

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Launch of the Law Family Commission on Civil Society

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Announcing the Law Family Commission on Civil Society