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Brooks Newmark quits over tabloid allegations; Rob Wilson is new minister 10

29 Sep 2014

Rob Wilson MP has been installed as the new minister for civil society following Saturday's resignation of Brooks Newmark in response to a Sunday Mirror sexting sting.

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Brooks Newmark quits over tabloid allegations; Rob Wilson is new minister

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BeatBullying to go into administration due to financial difficulties

BeatBullying will go into administration after suffering “significant financial difficulties”, the charity’s trustees have said in a statement.

Charity Commission freezes accounts and appoints interim manager at George Galloway's charity

The Charity Commission has frozen the bank accounts of George Galloway’s charity Viva Palestina, and has replaced trustees with an interim manager, the regulator announced today.

George Osborne (image credit: M Holland)

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, has been criticised for having an outdated view of the sector after he accused charities of being “anti-business” during a speech last week.

Michelle Russell, the Charity Commission's director of investigations, monitoring and enforcement

The Charity Commission’s senior management team has shrunk from 11 down to five under the leadership of new chief executive Paula Sussex.

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.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Paula Sussex: 'We cannot give charities the benefit of the doubt'

Paula Sussex, the chief executive of the Charity Commission, has said the Commission is now focusing on "robust regulation" and will not allow charities the benefit of the doubt.


Conservative party members in the charity sector 'face prejudice if they reveal their allegiance'

Conservatives working in the voluntary sector are reluctant to admit to party membership because they believe they will face discrimination, Conservative MP Penny Mordaunt said yesterday at her party's conference.

Minister 'warned Crisis against campaigning on government benefits policies'

Homelessness charity Crisis was warned against campaigning against government policies by Andrew Lansley when he was leader of the House of Commons, the charity’s former director of policy and public affairs said this week.

Brooks Newmark

Former minister for civil society Brooks Newmark announced yesterday he will step down as MP at the next election following revelations he sent explicit texts to a second person.

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