11 Feb 2016
A former Kids Company employee has said that the charity was “run by the chief executive as her personal fiefdom” in written evidence to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s inquiry.
Macmillan and Big Society Capital have partnered to launch a £12m Care and Wellbeing Fund to lend money to develop and scale community care services.
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.
Reports of a planned £320m-a-year cut to Big Lottery funding have led charities to lobby government for clarification and have prompted Labour to call for debate in Parliament.
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.
He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.
A social investment fund should be set up to cover the costs of mergers in the charity sector, trustees heard earlier this week.
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.
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.
A raid on the Big Lottery Fund money would be hated by every single MP, says Dan Corry, chief executive of NPC.