News

The PBE press office is available 7 days a week on 07715 073433 or pressoffice@probonoeconomics.com

To request an interview, comment or data please get in touch.

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


person holding one pile of money that is larger than the other one

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.


Two people shaking hands

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


Government faces ‘significant gap’ in its understanding of economy


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


Commission on Civil Society Calls for Evidence


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


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


Community support falls by third at start of second lockdown


Launch of the Law Family Commission on Civil Society


17 Commissioners assembled to lead new Commission on Civil Society


Announcing the Law Family Commission on Civil Society