18 Sep 2014
Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, has written to David Cameron demanding an inquiry into the “squandering” by the Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund of millions of pounds of public money on “questionable projects” run by Big Society Network.
Charities that are involved in the workfare programme run by the Department for Work and Pensions look set to have their names published following the latest legal ruling on the matter.
The charities and good causes owed money by the Dove Trust, owner of the suspended fundraising website CharityGiving, are due to start receiving payments in September, after a High Court ruling on how the charity must pay out the funds owed.
Former Nesta trustee Liam Black tweeted this morning that Nesta was “forced” to fund Big Society Network.
My feelings about Mr Hurd precisely, and thank you, Gareth Thomas, for hanging onto this like a terrier with a weasel. The money needs to be paid back and heads should roll.
Labour MP Sadiq Khan yesterday called the Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill “embarrassing and pathetic”, describing it as something akin to “The Thick of It”, as MPs debated its second reading in the House of Commons.
The Charity Commission has met with trustees of the Southwark Muslim Women’s Association after its chief executive was jailed for the sexual abuse of three girls under the age of 14.
The Charity Commission has frozen the bank accounts of Families Against Neuroblastoma and appointed two interim managers to take control of its assets while it investigates concerns over the charity’s governance.
The Cabinet Office vetoed its own appointed grantmaking advisory panel in order to make a £300,000 grant to Big Society Network’s charity, the National Audit Office revealed today.
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