No 10 told Hurd to keep funding Big Society Network despite poor performance

No 10 told Hurd to keep funding Big Society Network despite poor performance

28 Nov 2014 | Tania Mason

The Prime Minister’s office told Nick Hurd to continue funding Big Society Network even though the then-minister for civil society had raised concerns about its poor performance and financial sustainability, the National Audit Office has found.


No 10 told Hurd to keep funding Big Society Network despite poor performance

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