I was right to give Kids Company £3m grant days before collapse, says Cabinet Office minister

I was right to give Kids Company £3m grant days before collapse, says Cabinet Office minister 6

20 Nov 2015 | Hugh Radojev

The cabinet minister who personally overruled civil servants to award the last £3m grant to Kids Company days before it collapsed has denied that he was “emotionally blackmailed” by the organisation’s founder Camila Batmanghelijdh.


I was right to give Kids Company £3m grant days before collapse, says Cabinet Office minister

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National Citizen Service to serve 300,000 a year and cost £1.1bn by 2020

The government will expand the National Citizen Service, its flagship youth volunteering scheme, to serve 300,000 participants a year in 2020, at an estimated cost of £1.1bn over the course of the Parliament.

MPs urge overhaul of government's grants system after Kids Company scandal

The Public Accounts Committee has called on the government to undertake a “fundamental review of how it makes direct and non-competitive grants” to charities, which would include the development of a register to identify those receiving large amounts of funding.

Nick Jenkins

A social investment fund should be set up to cover the costs of mergers in the charity sector, trustees heard earlier this week.

MPs to take evidence from audit firms about Kids Company

A Commons committee has announced it will take evidence tomorrow from audit firms which had contact with collapsed charity Kids Company, and has published a raft of written evidence from people involved with the charity.

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Audit firms 'missed fundamental risks' of Kids Company model, say MPs

MPs have criticised auditors PwC, PKF Littlejohn and Kingston Smith for not scrutinising Kids Company properly and missing key indicators during their dealings with the charity before it folded.

Dan Corry

A raid on the Big Lottery Fund money would be hated by every single MP, says Dan Corry, chief executive of NPC.

Co-operative bank

Sir Stephen Bubb has said he will write to the Co-operative Bank after it emerged that the bank will close several charities' accounts after reviewing its "risk appetite".

WaterAid income rises by £10m according to most recent set of accounts

WaterAid’s latest set of accounts show that the international aid charity’s UK income rose by £10m in the last financial year to £83.6m.

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