Publications

A Shared Society? ImageA Shared Society? The independence of the voluntary sector in 2017published on 5 April 2017, explores the potential of Theresa May’s Shared Society, looks at what has been happening to the relationship of the state and the voluntary sector over the last 12 months, and considers what needs to change. It is the sixth in a series of health checks of the sector. Information on its key findings and recommendations is available here.

 

 

 


Independence in Question: the voluntary sector in 2016
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is the fifth in a series of health checks of the sector, following on from the Independence Panel’s final report published by Civil Exchange the year before.  Information on its key findings and recommendations is available here.

 

 

 

 

Independence Panel Report_An Independent Mission PR-1An Independent Mission: the voluntary sector in 2015, the final report of the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector, was published in February 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

Whose Society?  The Final Big Society AuditWhose Society_The Final Big Society Audit was published inJanuary 2015.   More information is available here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Making Good: the future of the voluntary sector was published in November 2014.  For individual essays published as think pieces, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

The Big Society Audit 2013THE BIG SOCIETY AUDIT 2013cover was published in December 2013.  The Executive Summary is also available here.  For more information, look at our news page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Independence undervalued_the voluntary sector in 2014 sleeve imageIndependence Undervalued: the Voluntary Sector in 2014, published in January 2014 by the Baring Foundation, Civil Exchange and DHA.  For more information visit www.independencepanel.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Baring Foundation, Civil Exchange and DHA published Independence under Threat: the Voluntary Sector in 2013, in January 2013, the second annual assessment by the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector.

 

 

 

 

The Big Society Audit 2012 was published on 7 May 2012.  For more information, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protecting Independence: the Voluntary Sector in 2012,  the first annual assessment of the Independence Panel was published in  January 2012 by  the Baring Foundation, Civil Exchange and DHA published the first of five annual assessments by the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector.  For further details, click here.

 

 

 

 

Civil Dialogue: Ideas for Better Working between Government and Civil Society , a collection of essays by leaders across civil society and beyond, was published in 2011.  To find out more, click here.  To read the press release, click here.  To download Civil Dialogue, click on the image below.

 

 

 

 

In 2011, the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector started its work with a  consultation report, Voluntary Sector Independence, published by Civil Exchange and the Baring Foundation.  To read the report, click on the image below.