29 Oct 2013
The Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations has criticised the Scottish regulator, OSCR, for stepping “outside its regulatory remit” in draft guidance produced for charities on the Scottish independence referendum.
The twin appointments of Nick Hurd as minister for the third sector and Greg Clark as a minister of state in the Department for Communities and Local Government is a “great result” for the sector, according to NCVO chief executive Stuart Etherington.
Macmillan Cancer Support has appointed Julia Palca as its new chair, she will replace Jamie Dundas who will be stepping down in July.
David Cameron has appointed Francis Maude as minister for the Cabinet Office but there is no news yet on who will be given responsibility for civil society within the department.
It's a shame that government doesn't think harder about the link between spending money & resources and outcomes.
Jenny Willott has ruled herself out of the running for the charities minister role in the new government.
David Philpott, the former London Air Ambulance chief who was sacked after he raised concerns with the trustee board about the charity’s solvency and began investigating complaints against some board members, has set himself up as a consultant.
The Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition was the only practical one. Andrew Scadding warns we may even grow to like it.
Civil society leaders were today quick to highlight the sector’s key role in helping David Cameron’s new coalition government build the ‘Big Society’ that the Conservatives hung their election campaign on.
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