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Big Society Network parent charity applies to wind itself up 1

20 Aug 2014 | Tania Mason

Society Network Foundation, the charitable parent of Big Society Network, has applied to Companies House to be struck off the register of UK companies.


Big Society Network parent charity applies to wind itself up

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