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MPs urge government to save the Big Lottery Fund from cuts

24 Nov 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Opposition MPs lined up yesterday to plead with the government not to slash the Big Lottery Fund budget in today’s spending review.


MPs urge government to save the Big Lottery Fund from cuts

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Value of charity business rate relief rises to £1.52bn

Mandatory business rate relief for charities has increased but discretionary relief is all but unchanged, according to the latest data from the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Sector bodies issue warning over threat of Big Lottery Fund cuts

NCVO and Acevo have stepped up calls for “urgent clarification” from the government over rumoured cuts to the Big Lottery Fund’s income, warning that the funder could be forced to "effectively shut its doors to new bids for the next three years".

George Osborne Credit: MH Holland

Charity Finance Group, Navca and the Small Charities Coalition have jointly written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling for the Charity Commission’s budget to return to its 2009/10 level.

I was right to give Kids Company £3m grant days before collapse, says Cabinet Office minister

The cabinet minister who personally overruled civil servants to award the last £3m grant to Kids Company days before it collapsed has denied that he was “emotionally blackmailed” by the organisation’s founder Camila Batmanghelijdh.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

John Low

Charities Aid Foundation has agreed to provide bridging finance to help set up the new Fundraising Regulator and will open an account to hold in trust any contributions for its establishment from fundraising charities.

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A survey into the gender pay gap in the voluntary sector by a recruitment firm has revealed that the difference between men and women's pay is 16.7 per cent, meaning a bigger gap than the UK average.

Call for Parliament to debate reports of £320m-a-year cut to Big Lottery Fund

Reports of a planned £320m-a-year cut to Big Lottery funding have led charities to lobby government for clarification and have prompted Labour to call for debate in Parliament.

Nick O'Donohoe

Macmillan and Big Society Capital have partnered to launch a £12m Care and Wellbeing Fund to lend money to develop and scale community care services.

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