29 Oct 2013
Shadow minister for civil society Gareth Thomas has tabled a series of Parliamentary questions to minister Nick Hurd about the government's funding of Big Society Network and the allocation of Social Action Fund money.
The Charity Commission has received 280 applications for the four or five vacant posts on its board, including several from "politically active people".
A suggestion by Conservative peer Virginia Bottomley that the Charity Commission should review the last four years of applications by charities to pay their trustees found favour with the regulator’s chair William Shawcross yesterday.
The Social Investment Business Group has acquired five new board members, including an MP, as it enters its second decade of social investment.
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The UK has today announced £50m in new funding to support those affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, bringing the total funding pledged to £139.5m.
The Charity Commission is "looking into" concerns over the sale by the Spiritualist Association of Great Britain of its historic headquarters in London, which was resold months later for more than three times the value under mysterious circumstances.
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