Civil Society Question Time-style debate

Coalition Debate

Civil Society Question Time-style debate

Finance | 16 Apr 2012

The coalition government reaches its second anniversary in May.

On 16 May Civil Society Media and NCVO are hosting a special debate with minister for civil society Nick Hurd and his Labour shadow Gareth Thomas, alongside Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO. The panel will be chaired by the editor of Charity Finance, Andrew Hind CB. Go to for the full coverage of the debate first thing on Thursday 17 May.

Follow the debate live on Twitter - #CSQT



Nick HurdGareth ThomasSir Stuart Etherington


Sponsored by
Farrer & Co
Grant Thornton


[Cancel] | Reply to:

Close »

Community Standards

The community and comments board is intended as a platform for informed and civilised debate.

We hope to encourage a broad range of views, however, there are standards that we expect commentators to uphold. We reserve the right to delete or amend any comments that do not adhere to these standards.

We welcome:

  • Robust but respectful debate
  • Strongly held opinions
  • Intelligent relevant discussion
  • The sharing of relevant experiences
  • New participants

We will not publish:

  • Rude, threatening, offensive, obscene or abusive language, or links to such material
  • Links to commercial organisations or spam postings. The comments board is not an advertising platform
  • The posting of contact details for yourself or others
  • Comments intended for malicious purpose or mindless abuse
  • Comments purporting to be from another person or organisation under false pretences
  • Gratuitous criticism, commentary or self-promotion
  • Any material which breaches copyright or privacy laws, or could be considered libellous
  • The use of the comments board for the pursuit or extension of personal disputes

Be aware:

  • Views expressed on the comments board are left at users’ discretion and are in no way views held or supported by Civil Society Media
  • Comments left by others may not be accurate, do not rely on them as fact
  • You may be misunderstood - sarcasm and humour can easily be taken out of context, try to be clear


  • Enjoy the opportunity to express your opinion and respect the right of others to express theirs
  • Confine your remarks to issues rather than personalities

Together we can keep our community a polite, respectful and intelligent platform for discussion.

Sir Stuart criticises charity leaders' 'insufficient concern' over fundraising

27 Nov 2015

Sir Stuart Etherington has restated his criticism of trustees and chief executives for their role in this...

Four UK charities to benefit from online Star Wars fundraising initiative

27 Nov 2015

Barnardo’s, Make a Wish, a Samaritans branch and the Damilola Taylor Trust are amoung 15 charities that...

Olive Cooke’s data sold or traded 43 times by charities, claims Independent

26 Nov 2015

Olive Cooke, the 92-year-old poppy seller whose suicide triggered a crisis in fundraising regulation,...

Sir Stuart criticises charity leaders' 'insufficient concern' over fundraising

27 Nov 2015

Sir Stuart Etherington has restated his criticism of trustees and chief executives for their role in this...

Citizens Advice CEO: ‘We’re fiercely protective of our brand when collaborating’

27 Nov 2015

Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice, told a sector audience that the charity is careful to...

Office for Civil Society to reduce headcount but receive £80m for social impact bonds

25 Nov 2015

The Office for Civil Society will be forced to cut staff levels but will have responsibility for distributing...

Digital-first strategy at Royal British Legion encouraged more people to access its services

27 Nov 2015

The Royal British Legion has seen a sixfold growth in the number of supporters accessing its services...

Over £6m raised for BBC Children in Need appeal through text donations alone

25 Nov 2015

Mobile payment company Fonix has announced that it processed over £6.6m worth of text donations for this...

National Trust launches new website as part of £40m technology strategy

24 Nov 2015

The National Trust has launched a new website as part of a £40 million technology investment programme....

Join the discussion

 Twitter button