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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.


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

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Give large charities incentive to support welfare reform, says Bubb

Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo has said the Big Society will be a ‘charade’ if it means the state retrenches and leaves the voluntary sector to pick up the pieces.

Gift aid income continues to rise

The amount of gift aid income reclaimed from HMRC by charities has passed the £1bn mark for the first time, reaching £1.01bn in the 2009-10 financial year.

Medical managers' association closes

The British Association of Medical Managers, a registered charity with income in excess of £1m, has ceased operations.

Current government policies won't create Big Society, says New Economics Foundation

A new report from the New Economics Foundation identifies shortcomings in the government’s proposals for implementation of the Big Society.

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Government starts talks with sector on community groups target

The government has opened informal talks with Navca, Community Development Foundation and others about how to deliver the Big Society vision of enabling every citizen to join a neighbourhood group.

NCVO chief slams 'Neanderthal' commissioning of voluntary sector

Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive at NCVO, has urged local and central government to make radical changes to its commissioning of the voluntary sector, calling the current system "Neanderthal" and "crazy".

Charity Bank allies with social investment experts

Charity Bank has entered into a formal alliance with the specialist social investment advisory firm Investing for Good, as it looks to expand its range of services.

Iceland depositors recover a third of lost funds

Charities that were affected by the collapse of Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander have so far recovered 35 per cent of their deposits through the administration process.

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