Let’s hope that the Strategy’s publication in August was simply a timing error and not a deliberate attempt to avoid the real agenda and some real action
John Tizard is a strategic advisor and commentator on public policy, governance, leadership and public services including commissioning, procurement and change management. John regularly advises, writes, speaks and comments on these and other issues nationally and internationally. John is driven by his commitment to social justice, fairness and equality. He as well works with organisations from the public especially local government, business, charity, wider VCSE, and trade union sectors as well as think tanks and academic institutions. John had held many charity trustee roles and is currently charity trustee of Tomorrow’s People, Villiers Park Educational Trust and Action Space, which he also chairs. He is chair of B-side CIC. John is Chair of NAVCA - the National Association for Voluntary Community Action. John has been an evaluator for the European Public Service Awards 2013, 2015 and 2o17. John was a county councillor for eighteen years until 1997. He was joint council leader council for much of this time He also has had board experience with the central government agencies, the police and the NHS. And has had senior executive roles in the business sector (Capita) and the voluntary sector (The Spastics Society/Scope). John was one of the lead founders of VODG. He is an economic and mathematics graduate of the London School of Economics; and until recently has been an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Birmingham and a Visiting Fellow at London South Bank University. He is a Fellow of the RSA. More at www.johntizard.com
The report from the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee on the operation of the outsourced PIP and ESA assessments
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The Government seemingly has not undertaken the 58 or so sector impact assessments that it once spoke about. This is an incredible
20/12/2017 12:02 GMT
The Paradise Papers will hopefully lead to Government and international concerted collective government action to close tax havens and tax avoidance routes but meanwhile, as purchasers of services and goods, the public sector should act. And as regards fundraising, so should charities.
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Over the last few decades, all governments have seen their stewardship of public services as requiring them to introduce/adopt more and more practices and the language of commercial businesses.
07/08/2017 11:45 BST
There could be strength in and to be gained exploring how to develop a shared and joint approach to shared challenges and issues including social injustice. Has the time come to explore? I think that it has.
27/07/2017 12:58 BST
In the public sector, above all others, this is very damaging for democracy and our trust in government at all levels. Effective accountability can strengthen such trust, as it can in every sector. Leaders have a duty of care in this regard. Let them more consistently honour this duty.
05/07/2017 11:51 BST
Let's hope that charities and others will act and not stand aside. I have confidence that there is an opportunity for social action at a local and national level on an unprecedented scale with the result that there will be change - and that this change will be for the better.
26/06/2017 12:31 BST
The Prime Minister has appointed John Glen as the new Minister for Civil Society. This a very important role though it has not always had the recognition nor political clout it should have. One hopes that this will change under Mr. Glen's tenure.
14/06/2017 12:02 BST
There is a week to go until a critical general election. The electorate faces some stark choices, not least in terms of policies for public services and the taxes to fund them.
01/06/2017 12:52 BST
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The House of Lords Select report entitled "Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society", which was published earlier this week, provides a huge opportunity for the charity and voluntary and community sector (VCS).
31/03/2017 11:36 BST
Boards play a vital role in the governance and leadership of organisations, and to ensure that they fulfil their remit, they have to be boards with the energy, courage, purpose and intellect to make a difference. Good argument fuels success. Pitiful avoidance of differences and fear of different views will sink even the strongest organisation.
27/03/2017 11:46 BST
Charities And The VCS Should Get Back To Basics - Pressing Their Case Fearlessly Not Impersonating Outsourcers
The next few years are going to be challenging but they offer the opportunity and, I would contend, the necessity for charities and the VCS to go back to basics and the original purpose and press their cause fearlessly.
17/03/2017 12:02 GMT
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