SNP would push for full devolution of welfare system

SNP would push for full devolution of welfare system

20 Apr 2015 | Governance | Kirsty Weakley
Tags: Elections

The Scottish National Party MPs will push Westminster for devolution of powers on welfare payments and business taxes among to the Scottish Parliament.


SNP would push for full devolution of welfare system

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Third sector report

The Welsh government's grant funding for charities fell from £303m in 2012 to £240m in 2014, according to its Third Sector Scheme Annual Report released this week.

Charities represent the public and must not be silenced on political issues

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Elton John

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Colin Lloyd, chair of the FRSB, will step down in June after three terms in the role, beginning at the inception of the organisation in 2006.

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» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

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More than £1m has been raised for charities from the carrier bag charge since it was introduced six months ago.

Tessa Ross

The National Theatre's first chief executive, Tessa Ross, has resigned after five months at the organisation, but will continue to work with the charity as a consultant.

Social Charity Spy: Anne Frank Trust UK with #notsilent and Shelter plays political bingo

This week we highlight the Anne Frank Trust UK’s use of social video to commemorate the 70th anniversary of her death and Shelter’s interactive buzzfeed bingo during the politicians' debate last night. 

Monty the John Lewis penguin

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.

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