18 Sep 2014
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.
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.
Joyce Moseley will retire from Catch22 at the end of this year, after more than a decade in the role of chief executive.
The Charity Commission has concluded its report into Broad View Care Ltd after its second statutory investigation which revealed the charity had loaned over £173,000 to its director of nursing to buy a house.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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