Nesta was 'forced' to fund Big Society Network, says former trustee
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22 Jul 2014 | Tania Mason

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


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Christian Aid has hit out at its former ‘tax superhero’ nominee, Katie Melua, after it emerged that she had participated in a tax avoidance scheme.

CLG seconded five staff to help set up Big Society Network

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.


Human Dignity Trust awarded charity status by Tribunal

The Human Dignity Trust has won its case against the Charity Commission at the Charity Tribunal, and the regulator has been instructed to add it to the Register of Charities.

Lord Lawson charity to launch campaigning arm after breaching guidelines

A climate change-sceptic charity is to launch a campaigning arm as a result of ongoing discussions with the Charity Commission over its charitable activities.

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

Melton Hall, Norfolk, was the venue for the charity's work

A charity accused of being used to help a trustee avoid paying business rates has been removed from the Register of Charities by the regulator.

Macmillan holds onto top spot in charity brand index mid-year ranking

Macmillan Cancer Support has topped the mid-year rankings for YouGov’s charity brand index, which measures people’s perceptions of charities throughout the year, but the ‘buzz’ scores for the top four charities are slightly lower than their average for 2013.

Joe Irvin leaves Navca

The National Association for Voluntary and Community Action’s chief executive Joe Irvin is stepping down from the role, to be temporarily replaced by deputy chief executive Neil Cleeveley.

Charity accused of letting paedophile quiz victims challenges Commission inquiry

The trustees of a Jehovah’s Witness congregation accused of letting a convicted paedophile question his victims have requested a review of the Charity Commission’s decision to open a statutory inquiry into the charity.

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