Daniel Phelan, 1956-2015
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Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58 15

13 Feb 2015 | Tania Mason

Daniel Phelan, owner and editor-in-chief of Civil Society Media, passed away on Wednesday following a long battle with cancer. He was 58.

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Daniel Phelan, 1956-2015

Daniel Phelan, who died at home on Wednesday 11 February after a long illness, was a socially-motivated businessman who encapsulated the true meaning of social enterprise before the term was even coined.

David Harker, 1951 - 2015

David Harker, former chief executive of Citizens Advice, passed away yesterday on his birthday after a short illness. He was 64.
 


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Audit

The government said today that it will go ahead with plans to double the audit threshold for most charities from £500,000 to £1m, making up to 4,000 charities exempt from audit requirements.

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.

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Rob Wilson

The Big Society has succeeded and charities have more volunteers and more funding than when the government came to power in 2010, minister for civil society Rob Wilson said yesterday.

HMRC (image credit: Steph Gray)

Leaders from six umbrella organisations have urged the government to use the Budget to extend a VAT rebate scheme which would save the charity sector up to £1.5bn per year.

The Cabinet Office was the second most generous department, behind DCMS, spending £127m on charities in 2013/14

Central government has published a breakdown of grant spending on the voluntary sector. David Ainsworth breaks down the numbers to find out what they mean.

Dawn Austwick, Big Lottery Fund

A £5.3m programme aimed at proving the effectiveness of early intervention grant funding has been launched today by the Big Lottery Fund, Comic Relief and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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