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Two charities for vulnerable people face closure over benefit cuts

12 Feb 2016 | Emily Corfe

Two charities for vulnerable people with a combined annual income of £16m have warned they face closure as a result of changes to social housing benefits announced in last year’s Autumn Statement.


Two charities for vulnerable people face closure over benefit cuts

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Office for Civil Society to replace Office of the Third Sector

The Office of the Third Sector is to be replaced by the Office for Civil Society, taking responsibility for charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations in the Cabinet Office. .

Fiona Ellis becomes Funding Commission chair

Fiona Ellis has stepped up to become chair of the Funding Commission following the resignation of Rachel Lomax who has quit with immediate effect, citing increased pressure from her commitments elsewhere. The Commission has extended its target for publishing its final report until the end of the year.

Nick Hurd is new charities minister

Conservative MP Nick Hurd will be announced today as the voluntary sector’s new minister, Civil Society has learned.

Francis Maude becomes minister for the Cabinet Office

David Cameron has appointed Francis Maude as minister for the Cabinet Office but there is no news yet on who will be given responsibility for civil society within the department.

A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.

» Former Citizens Advice chief David Harker dies

Jenny Willott will not take charities minister role

Jenny Willott has ruled herself out of the running for the charities minister role in the new government.

The ins and outs of Election 2010

Charities minister Angela Smith lost her seat in yesterday’s election after Labour’s share of the vote in her Basildon constituency fell by nearly 10 per cent, giving Conservative candidate Stephen Metcalfe the victory with 43.9 per cent.

Baroness Greenfield drops legal action against the Royal Institution

Baroness Greenfield and the Royal Institution have settled their dispute in an undisclosed out-of-court agreement.

Martyn Lewis set to be next chair of NCVO

Former broadcaster Martyn Lewis looks set to become the next chairman of NCVO after the umbrella body’s board of trustees chose him as their “preferred candidate” today.

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