CLG seconded five staff to help set up Big Society Network

CLG seconded five staff to help set up Big Society Network

25 Jul 2014 | Tania Mason

The Department for Communities and Local Government seconded five civil servants to Big Society Network when it was being set up, at a total cost of around £25,000.


CLG seconded five staff to help set up Big Society Network

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Neil Jameson, chief executive, Citizens UK

Citizens UK, the organisation that felt it was unjustly passed over for the £15m contract to provide the community organisers programme, has applied to trademark the name ‘Institute for Community Organising’ in a move likely to annoy Locality, the group that won the contract.

Lynne Berry, WRVS chief executive

WRVS chief executive Lynne Berry is to leave the charity this summer after four years at the helm.

Joyce Moseley, chief executive, Catch22

Joyce Moseley will retire from Catch22 at the end of this year, after more than a decade in the role of chief executive.

Care charity loaned over £173,000 to staff member to buy house

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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.

» Nesta was 'forced' to fund Big Society Network, says former trustee

Appeal Court legacy ruling sets 'dangerous precedent', warn charities

Three large animal charities have voiced their dismay over a Court of Appeal judgment that allows a disinherited daughter to challenge her deceased mother’s decision to leave her entire £500,000 estate to the charities.

Hurd seeks to reconfer exempt status to schools and sixth-forms

Minister for civil society Nick Hurd has announced that academies, foundation and voluntary schools and sixth-form colleges will have their exempt status reconferred, subject to parliamentary approval.

Jess Steele, Locality

Locality is planning to set up an Institute for Community Organising as part of the £15m community organisers programme it is running on behalf of the government.

Government's Big Society actions are 'not meeting rhetoric'

Speakers at yesterday’s ‘Reality check for Big Society’ event did not provide ringing endorsements that the government’s policy agenda would create a more equal and fair society.

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