I was lucky enough to be in Scotland last week and to experience the emotion and engagement of nearly every part of Scottish society in the independence referendum. The run up to the vote provoked unprecedented levels of debate about identity, culture and the future of a nation.
Lucie Vales, the author of Ad Infinitum, is has recently moved to London and is looking to get into research. She comes highly recommended by us and you can find her CV in the top right hand corner of this page.
4 in 5 Conservatives happy for charities to provide frontline servicesHalf of MPs (47%) think it is ‘unacceptable’ for charities to pay some staff over £100k a year, while a third (35%) are in favourA survey of 480 charity staff showed 38% of them were also against it, with 47% in favour13% of MPs are happy with charities paying staff over £200k a year, with three quarters opposed (77%).
Having recently completed my masters’ dissertation – exploring the processes parents go through in choosing state primary schools for their children – the concept of choice has been on my mind, not only in relation to this subject but for the charity sector too.
5 in 6 Labour MPs disagree as politicians split on charities in politicsJust 42% of Conservative MPs think it is acceptable for charities to challenge government policy, with 39% against the ideaOnly 37% of them feel charities should challenge the policies of political parties, with 46% opposed.
Young most likely age group to volunteer and men overtake womenVolunteering is at the joint highest level for ten years with over a quarter of the British public (26%) having given time in the last three months (chart 1)Volunteering by men at 10 year high as they overtake women (chart 2)Volunteering by 16-24 years at 10 year high and at twice level of a decade ago (chart 3)The young are still the most likely age group to volunteer, having consistently reported the highest volunteering levels of any age group on average over