29 Oct 2013
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.
Two charities have taken the government to the High Court this week to challenge its failure to lift vulnerable people out of fuel poverty.
The government has rejected calls for the estimated £500m left in dormant bank accounts to be used to bolster the balance sheets of ailing banks during the current crisis.
The government should set up a £500m emergency fund to help charities working with those affected by the economic downturn, according to Acevo chief executive Stephen Bubb.
Big Society indeed. Big bucks for the big players and let the rest of us, operating diligently and frugally, eat dust. I hope this story keeps its legs and congratulate those who continue to dig.
"Hair-raising examples" of charity malpractice have been uncovered by the Charity Commission in its investigations on compliance, according to Charity Commission chief executive Andrew Hind.
The Big Issue's John Bird and Unltd's Michael Norton are among several people who have been recruited to help with the production of a new television programme that is to follow the progress of 20 young campaigners on their quest to change the world.
The Church of England has defended some of its investment policies in the row over short-selling, after several hedge funds accused it of hypocrisy.