No 10 told Hurd to keep funding Big Society Network despite poor performance

No 10 told Hurd to keep funding Big Society Network despite poor performance

28 Nov 2014 | Tania Mason

The Prime Minister’s office told Nick Hurd to continue funding Big Society Network even though the then-minister for civil society had raised concerns about its poor performance and financial sustainability, the National Audit Office has found.


No 10 told Hurd to keep funding Big Society Network despite poor performance

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Joint registration between Charity Commission and HMRC delayed

Plans for the Charity Commission and HM Revenue & Customs to set up a joint registration process for charities are likely to be delayed until 2016, the Commission has said.

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Charity regulation is in a state of crisis and the current draft Protection of Charities Bill is simply “tinkering around the edges”, according to evidence submitted to the committee considering the Bill.

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Community right to challenge 'will never work' Navca tells Commons committee

Measures in the Localism Act intended to give more power to local charities are “fatally flawed” and will never be useful in their current form, local infrastructure body Navca has told a Commons committee.

Understanding Charities Group launches to improve public trust in the sector

A cross-sector alliance of charities has formally launched the Understanding Charities Group, aimed at improving public trust and confidence in charities.

Commission launches consultation on updated guidance for trustees

The Charity Commission has today launched a consultation on updated guidance on the basics of trusteeship which clarifies that it expects trustees to comply with specified good practice unless they can justify not doing so.

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