12 Feb 2015
The new minister for civil society wants to see “billions of pounds” more public services delivered by charities and social enterprises over the next few years and plans to embark on a massive new capacity-building programme to enable it to happen.
The Office for Civil Society is planning to announce a foundation with “more than £100m” to grow charities’ abilities to win contracts and take on social investment, Rob Wilson, the new minister for civil society, has said.
3 Dec 2014
The government has announced VAT rebate schemes worth more than £9m a year for hospices, search and rescue charities and air ambulances.
Shelter's unionised employees are being balloted on possible strike action this week over the charity’s move to implement a new pay scale.
RNIB chief executive criticises ‘arrogance’ of MPs who think charities must learn from private sector 3
21 Nov 2014
Lesley-Anne Alexander, chief executive of RNIB, yesterday said she had a “struggle with the arrogance” of politicians, including the minister for civil society, who believe charities must learn from private companies.
I hope this is an example that other medical charities will follow as it is very difficult to explain to the public why there are so many charities for certain causes.
The Prime Minister’s office told Nick Hurd to continue funding Big Society Network even though the then-minister for civil society had raised concerns about its poor performance and financial sustainability, the National Audit Office has found.
A cross-sector alliance of charities has formally launched the Understanding Charities Group, aimed at improving public trust and confidence in charities.
BeatBullying only has enough money to pay staff a fifth of what they are owed in wages and holiday pay, according to a statement of affairs filed with Companies House.
Changes in the VAT rules around direct mail fundraising which would have cost the charity sector tens of millions of pounds a year will not now be introduced until April 2015, the Charity Tax Group has said.