CLG seconded five staff to help set up Big Society Network
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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.


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Lisa Nandy, shadow minister for civil society

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This was not a 'calculated risk', it was a BIG mess, BIG waste of money, BIG incompetence. £1m spent in 6 months and nothing to show for it.

» BIG withdraws £1m grant to Big Society Network charity

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Former Nesta trustee Liam Black tweeted this morning that Nesta was “forced” to fund Big Society Network.
 


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Charity Commission criticises trustees for failing to report CEO's child abuse conviction

The Charity Commission has met with trustees of the Southwark Muslim Women’s Association after its chief executive was jailed for the sexual abuse of three girls under the age of 14.

Charity Commission opens inquiry into Families Against Neuroblastoma

The Charity Commission has frozen the bank accounts of Families Against Neuroblastoma and appointed two interim managers to take control of its assets while it investigates concerns over the charity’s governance.

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