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New press release: Charities and COVID-19

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Charities and COVID-19: the scale of the government’s £750 million coronavirus bailout does not match the charity’s...

Pro Bono Economics launches ‘fast-track’ volunteer programme

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Charity announces new scheme to match its expert volunteer economists with civil society organisations as they tackle the coronavirus challenge

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Women’s Work - policy, pay, progress and the penalties that remain

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Before the lockdown, the UK’s women were underpaid by £126 billion. What can they expect when the world wakes up again?

In the post-pandemic world of work, might we return to something better than normal by closing the gender gaps that have prevailed over the last half century? This is...

Matthew Whittaker appointed Chief Executive Officer of Pro Bono Economics

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Pro Bono Economics, the charity that harnesses the power of economics to help the social sector understand and improve its impact and value, has today announced the appointment of Matthew (Matt) Whittaker as its new Chief...

Doctors urge the NHS to think bigger about the skills volunteers can bring

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81% of doctors say skilled volunteers in the NHS, p e ople who volunteer their professional skills would benefit patients 56% of doctors say the NHS would derive most benefit from tech-literate young volunteers who could teach patients to use new technologies and help drive the NHS’s digital agenda...

PE is being squeezed out of the curriculum due to academic over-testing of children, say teachers

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PE is being squeezed out of the curriculum due to academic over-testing of children, say teachers

Two-thirds (63%) of teachers agree that children should do four hours of PE a week. Less than half (46%) of schools say their PE provision is adequate to support children’s physical health and...

Restoring trust in the charity sector: a role for PBE

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The Charity Commission’s annual survey of public trust and confidence in charities makes disturbing reading for charities working across the UK. The level of trust in the sector has declined...

Pro Bono Economics, Cranfield Trust and Pilotlight offer coordinated programme of support to Oak Foundation homeless charities

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As challenges grow for UK’s housing and homelessness charities, Oak Foundation launches pilot programme to harness expertise of professional volunteers 10 housing & homelessness charities in Oak Foundation’s portfolio of grantees to benefit from consolidated resources of Pro Bono Economics,...

Press release: Failure to support children exposed to domestic violence costs UK taxpayers up to £1.4bn

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Tuesday 5 March 2018: New analysis from charity Pro Bono Economics, carried out for charity Hestia, highlights the staggering potential cost to UK taxpayers of children exposed to severe domestic violence who are not given support to overcome their trauma. Around 500,000 children in the UK...

Pro Bono Economics' Budget response

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Julia Grant, CEO of Pro Bono Economics (PBE) said the following in response to the Budget Statement delivered today:

“The Chancellor’s Budget speech and accompanying documents provide some helpful colour on the state of the UK’s public finances and how the Government intends to continue...

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