29 Oct 2013
Shadow minister for civil society Gareth Thomas has tabled a series of Parliamentary questions to minister Nick Hurd about the government's funding of Big Society Network and the allocation of Social Action Fund money.
The Department for Work and Pensions should use some of the money it has saved on outcome payments in the first year of the Work Programme, to fund new services from specialist providers to help the most disadvantaged jobseekers engage with the Programme, an influential committee of MPs has said.
The Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Justice plan to develop a tool which will help charities and social enterprises assess the financial viability of sub-contract offers to deliver probation services.
It's a shame that government doesn't think harder about the link between spending money & resources and outcomes.
The Public Safety Charitable Trust plans to appeal this week’s High Court ruling that it cannot claim rate relief for the 1,500 empty commercial buildings it leases around the country.
St Andrew’s Healthcare, one of the largest charities in the UK, has been told by commissioners that calling itself a social enterprise will help it win contracts.
The Cabinet Office’s Centre for Social Impact Bonds has developed two new tools to assist the development of the bonds: the 'Knowledge Box' online portal and a template service agreement contract.
The Financial Reporting Council, which oversees financial reporting in the UK and Ireland, yesterday agreed that the proposed new charities Sorp can be issued for consultation with the sector.