Sector Issues

A lost opportunity: how the public sector could grow the economy by promoting innovation

19 Mar 2015Nick Garbutt Sector Issues

The public sector currently spends £2.7 billion a year. Scope examines how this massive spending power could be used to grow the economy and produce better services

Sticking to the knitting: the real threat to charities

13 Mar 2015Nick Garbutt Sector Issues

Scope examines how government is undermining the independence of charities.

Is Lottery funding being undermined?

19 Feb 2015Nick Garbutt Sector Issues, Funding

Across the Irish Sea moves are afoot that could threaten the National Lottery and the charities in Northern Ireland that depend on its funding, Scope investigates

Charity Commission verdict on sector

5 Jan 2015Nick Garbutt Charity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceSector Issues

Charity Commission Chief Executive Frances McCandless talks to Scope about CEO pay, governance and registration.

Where the Big Lottery millions will go

25 Nov 2014Nick Garbutt FundraisingFunding, Sector Issues

Early next year the Big Lottery Fund will unveil its spending priorities for the next six years with more than £100 million at stake, Scope caught up with Northern Ireland director Joanne McDowell to read the runes.

Charities: how the public rate us

22 Oct 2014Nick Garbutt Sector Issues

People in Northern Ireland do not understand how charities are funded nor how they are run, according to a new survey carried out by MORI on behalf of NICVA in the wake of the chief executive pay controversy.

Charity CEOs' pay: what did we learn?

21 Oct 2014Nick Garbutt Sector Issues

The media storm that erupted earlier this year around the issue of the pay packages of chief executive salaries may have subsided for now, but the issue has not gone away.

How to survive the cuts

16 Sep 2014Nick Garbutt Welfare ReformWelfare Reform, Sector Issues

Northern Ireland is yet to feel the full force of austerity cuts and Welfare Reform is still not implemented. We spoke to the leader of England's charities to find out exactly what we can expect.

The fight to block the Transparency of Lobbying Bill

15 Sep 2014Nick Garbutt Politics, Sector Issues

The Lobby Bill was changed but not halted. We asked NICVA's Lisa McElherron about what this means for the future.