CLG seconded five staff to help set up Big Society Network

CLG seconded five staff to help set up Big Society Network

25 Jul 2014 | Tania Mason

The Department for Communities and Local Government seconded five civil servants to Big Society Network when it was being set up, at a total cost of around £25,000.


CLG seconded five staff to help set up Big Society Network

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Darling requests more service delivery evidence

Chancellor Alistair Darling has asked civil society leaders for evidence of the sector’s ability to deliver efficiencies for the government by providing more public services.

Conservatives will expect even more of sector, admits Letwin

Conservative MP Oliver Letwin has said the Tories will ask the voluntary sector to go beyond its current capacity if it wins the next election.

Sector leaders and Conservatives clash over campaigning

Conservative MP Oliver Letwin has expressed his “regret” that charities focus so much effort on campaigning, just hours after NCVO chief Stuart Etherington and former Shelter head Adam Sampson lauded civil society's campaigning activities.

CIC changes not enough, says Schwartz

Community interest companies are “still not very attractive”, despite the government’s decision to raise the dividend cap, according to Rodney Schwartz, CEO of social business marketplace ClearlySo.

Congratulations to the RNLI - this only goes to prove that working on long term (and short term for that matter) legacies really pays dividends in the end.

» RNLI legacy income rises to record £118m

Funding Commission report delayed as remit widened

The Funding Commission, set up by the NCVO a year ago to examine ways of transforming the funding climate for civil society organisations, is not expecting to publish its final report for several more months.

No VAT windfall for the sector

Oxfam has decided not to appeal against a High Court ruling from last year which prevented it from retrospectively claiming VAT worth £3m.

PwC manager joins Impetus Trust

Former PricewaterhouseCoopers senior manager Judith Twentyman has joined grantmaking charity the Impetus Trust as its new finance director.

CSV appoints former employee as its new finance director

Volunteering charity CSV has appointed Ruth Jenkins as its new director of finance following the retirement of former director Chris Snelling.

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