What is civil society

Civil society has been defined in many ways: as the associational life that brings people together and allows civic values and skills to develop as a set of values associated with the ‘good society’ which aims for social, economic and political progress as a space where debate and deliberation allows the negotiation of the common […]


Overview This section draws on many different data sources, including Co-operatives UK, the Building Society Association, the Department for Education, and many more. The data for most civil society organisations is for the financial year 2013/14, except for the data on general charities, which is for 2015/16. To our knowledge, this represents the most up-to-date […]