This chapter looks at the public and social policy environment within which third sector organizations (TSOs) in the UK have been operating in recent years, especially during the period of New Labour governments since 1997. It shows that many elements in the policy environment in the period have been particularly conducive to the trends outlined in Chapter 1 — towards greater TSO hybridity and to the formation of new complex hybrid structures. It also shows that there are other influences in the TSO policy environment that may be simultaneously pushing TSOs in a different direction — towards preserving their organizational autonomy and protecting their organizational boundaries.
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