SNP would push for full devolution of welfare system
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SNP would push for full devolution of welfare system

20 Apr 2015 | Kirsty Weakley
Tags: Elections

The Scottish National Party MPs will push Westminster for devolution of powers on welfare payments and business taxes among to the Scottish Parliament.

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Amnesty UK staff to strike over cuts programme

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Kevin Curley among new CFG trustees

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Nick Hurd, minister for civil society

The Cabinet Office has updated its principles on procuring services from providers to include a new section which outlines its commitment to the principles of the Compact and to ensure social value in public service delivery.

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Mental health charities pen letter urging MPs to scrap ‘unfair’ laws

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The Charity Commission is looking into claims made by Lord Alton of Liverpool that a UK charity has been involved in funding Boko Haram, an African militant Islamist group with reportedly close links to al-Qaeda.

David Robb, chief executive of OSCR

OSCR will review the charitable status of 40 fee-charging schools in Scotland over the next two years, it has announced.

William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission

William Shawcross has suggested that he will address perceptions that the Charity Commission is seen as ‘anti-Christian’, as he is approved as its new chair by the Public Administration Select Committee today. 

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