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Work Programme architect is new director of Office for Civil Society

30 Sep 2014 | Tania Mason

Helen Stephenson is leaving her post as director of the Office for Civil Society and being replaced by Mark Fisher, currently social justice director at the Department for Work and Pensions.

 

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Rob Wilson MP is new minister for civil society

The charity sector is "enormously important to the Prime Minister" personally, the new minister for civil society Rob Wilson told an audience of charity leaders at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday.

Shawcross: The Charity Commission is not ‘targeting’ Muslim charities

William Shawcross has insisted that the regulator is not “disproportionately” focusing on Muslim charities, as Theresa May promises new powers for the Commission to tackle terrorism.

Mark Pritchard

A Conservative MP who was targeted by the same freelance reporter that ended Brooks Newmark's ministerial career, said today he will complain to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) about the Mirror newspaper that carried the story.

Reaction to Newmark's departure and Wilson's appointment as charities minister

On the eve of the Conservative Party Conference, Brooks Newmark resigned as minister for civil society after allegations in the Sunday Mirror that he sent intimate photographs of himself to an undercover reporter. Rob Wilson was swiftly announced as the new minister. Civil Society News has collated some of your reactions to the news:

It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Help the Hospices rebrands as Hospice UK

Help the Hospices has rebranded to become Hospice UK to better reflect the “breadth, dynamism and flexibility” of modern hospice care.

Rob Wilson MP is new minister for civil society

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.

Society Diary: Blue Cross launches the world's first pre-nuptial agreement for pets

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.

Nearly 40 redundancies at Lincolnshire education charity

Linkage Community Trust has made 39 people redundant as the learning disabilities charity works to refocus its services on more localised projects and reduce its dependence on specialist further education and residential students.

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