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Big Society has succeeded and society is stronger than in 2010, says Rob Wilson

4 Mar 2015 | Emily Corfe

The Big Society has succeeded and charities have more volunteers and more funding than when the government came to power in 2010, minister for civil society Rob Wilson said yesterday.

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