Rob Wilson MP, minister for civil society
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A general election and a great capacity-building plan 1

8 Dec 2014 | Tania Mason

Two days after the Chancellor unveiled his latest plan to cut public spending and outsource large swathes of public services, the minister for civil society has outlined his ideas for boosting the capacity of charities and social enterprises to provide them.  Tania Mason reports.

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Testing times for bonds

Darren Ruane reviews the outlook for the UK fixed interest market over the next year.

Pro bono professionals

Pat Fitzsimons explains how volunteers with a professional background can help charities escape the financial squeeze.

Leading a troubled world

Tania Mason talks to Paul Winter, the ‘leaders’ leader’, about leadership training, charity bursaries, and getting back to our roots.

Recovering VAT on cultural productions

Opera plots are replete with dramatic twists and turns. Just when it seems that the ultimate injustice will go unpunished, along comes a Commendatore to damn the evil Don Giovanni. Can real life replicate operatic fiction? It seems perhaps it can.

The widely held view that charities should stick to doing good works and stay clear of campaigning is a recipe for social stagnation. The world has changed, charities need to change with it and speak truth to power about what it takes to solve root causes of societal ills rather than pussyfoot around problems.

» Liberal influence: Andrew Hind interviews Lord Rennard

Guides trial e-cash cards

Combining online banking with pre-paid cash cards is a first at Girlguiding UK. Vibeka Mair explains.

Wholesale social funds

In the first of a series of articles, Vibeka Mair examines the reaction from existing social investment retailers to the proposed new Social Investment Wholesale Bank.

Andrew Hind

Andrew Hind explains why expenses are a good governance issue not just Sorp disclosures.

Granting wishes: grantmakers plans for the short and long term

In April, the Association of Charitable Foundations conducted a survey of its members to explore the prospects for grantmaking in the short and longer-term. The results paint a broadly positive picture for charities seeking funding, says David Emerson.

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