13 Nov 2014
The Charity Commission will receive £9m of extra funding over the next three years, as well as new powers to bar trustees and shut down charities, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.
Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, has been appointed to chair an NHS steering group that will look at “co-commissioning” with the voluntary sector after the target for relocating Winterbourne View patients was missed.
A climate change-sceptic charity is to launch a campaigning arm as a result of ongoing discussions with the Charity Commission over its charitable activities.
The Conservative MP for Braintree Brooks Newmark was appointed minister for civil society in yesterday’s government reshuffle and promised to build on his predecessor’s "excellent work".
A charity accused of being used to help a trustee avoid paying business rates has been removed from the Register of Charities by the regulator.
Don't bring the public into this Brooks. Our research shows again and again that the public don't have a problem with charities' campaigning. Indeed campaigning is bottom of the public's list of concerns not top.
Concerns have been raised that new guidance from the Electoral Commission on the Lobbying Act is not in line with assurances that the normal campaigning activities of charities will not be restricted by the controversial legislation.
David Ainsworth looks back over Nick Hurd's unprecedented tenure as minister for civil society.
Former minister for civil society Nick Hurd has urged Prime Minister David Cameron to “stay ambitious” and aim to secure one million National Citizen Service graduates by 2020.
David Cameron has announced that Brooks Newmark will be the next minister for civil society.
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