Through our research with MPs, MLAs, MSPs and MSs, we discovered that the Black Lives Matter campaign was one of the most divisive of any campaign or movement we have tested in our research in recent years (particularly in Westminster).
'Do-gooders', so called by Home Secretary Priti Patel, continue to plug the gaps in society left by the inaction of the current government. In this week's guest blog Peter Markham, a correspondent for the Immigration Advice Service, digs a little deeper into this worrying trend and questions what this means for charity in the UK.
The divergent pathways taken by governments across the United Kingdom towards the handling of the pandemic has illustrated the increased strength and identity of the devolved nations. This week Peter Dawson reflects on the implications of this divergence on the charity sector and asks how charities can adapt to an increasingly parochial public sphere.
In this week's blog, Research Assistant Max Roche delves into some of our Charity Parliamentary Monitor research with MPs to investigate the relationship between charities, government, and celebrities.
We know certain groups and communities have experienced the coronavirus pandemic differently. So what about different nations? In this week's blog, we look at opinions in the devolved nations of Scotland and Wales, examining attitudes towards the handling of the pandemic and the charity sector itself.
What is it like to be working with MPs and trying to influence change in the current political and social climate? We interviewed 7 people from a range of charities who are working with MPs at the moment to discover the challenges (and opportunities) they are facing.
This week's blog focuses on the results of our latest wave of research into the impact of Covid-19 on the charity sector. We highlight the changing public perceptions of the crisis as well as looking at the government and charity response, drawing out key conclusions about what this could mean for the sector.
In the second trust report from nfpSynergy and ACEVO, we reflect on the relationship between charities and Conservative MPs, and look ahead to how charities can develop a more trusting relationship with the new government.