Dan Corry is CEO of NPC, a think-tank and consultancy on third sector issues. He is a former Treasury and Downing Street economic adviser
Building a better sense of community
Dan Corry looks at the launch of the Government’s Civil Society Strategy and asks whether it can move us forward to create a society that works for the benefit of all communities.
Striking the right balance
Just as football fans are driven to distraction over inconsistent decisions by referees, so too is local government agitated by erratic verdicts on performance targets and Government interventions. Dan Corry suggests the right balance is an unattainable goal.
Does NCS deserve to survive?
In his first major speech about the voluntary sector given in London in May, secretary of state Matt Hancock lauded the National Citizen Service as a scheme that helps young people. Is he right? Dan Corry investigates.
Making social value commissioning work
Dan Corry is optimistic social value commissioning will provide a platform for local government to deliver better outcomes for its people, but there are many challenges that need to be addressed first.
Can charities bridge the health divide?
Dan Corry argues that local authorities can collaborate more closelywith the third sector to deliver better health services for their communities
Changing faces, not places
Theresa May’s recent reshuffle saw a changing cast of characters offering opportunities as well as hassle. As new ministers learn the ropes and old officials attempt to impress them, has anything really changed, asks Dan Corry.
Budget that gives no one any certainty
We don’t have a stable situation and things will have to change, writes Dan Corry, as he dissects the Budget and finds it hollow.
Should public services be taking risks to innovate?
Dan Corry argues local authorities and other public bodies should learn from the lessons of innovators in the third and private sectors, rather than necessarily taking the risks themselves.
Missing the bigger picture?
It’s easy to ignore major issues and focus on smaller things to do and improve. But, argues Dan Corry, in public services there comes a time when you can no longer ignore that fact that the system is not working.
The age of austerity isn’t over yet
Those who think the Government’s change of rhetoric on public funding spells a bold end to years of austerity should guess again, warns Dan Corry.
Are things getting too complex?
Over-complexity is making solutions more difficult to achieve, writes Dan Corry as he argues that keeping things simple just might be the key to solving many of today’s local authorities’ problems
Time to wake up the sleeping sector?
Dan Corry muses on how to get the charitable sector more involved in public services and challenges ministers to make it a new priority
Flying into Brexit times
Brexit is one of the key issues of our time and ought to be among the top issues for people on which to decide their vote, writes Dan Corry.
Rethinking the role of civil society
Dan Corry argues for a resurrection of civil society to generate human capital, social enterprise, ideas, networks, practical help and wellbeing.
Dan Corry looks at potential solutions to reinvesting in the buildings and equipment underpinning the country’s struggling public services.
Who are you?
What does the prime minister stand for? Dan Corry attempts to work out the puzzling PM.
Come what May…
Dan Corry considers the outcome of the rather grim inaugural fiscal announcement of the new May Government
Troubled programmes and evaluations
The Government took the wrong approach to its Troubled Families Programme and local and national politicians can both learn serious lessons, writes Dan Corry
Shuffle the pack
Theresa May has ensured it is all change in Whitehall but what will the departmental shake-up actually achieve? Dan Corry explains.
The show must go on
As Britain enters deeply uncertain times, Dan Corry explores the many questions raised following the referendum result