Stuart Etherington

Many infrastructure bodies should 'shrink, merge or close' says Etherington 3

6 Oct 2015 | Emily Corfe

There are too many infrastructure organisations in the UK and many need to "shrink, merge or close", NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington said yesterday. 


Many infrastructure bodies should 'shrink, merge or close' says Etherington

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Martyn Rose, chair, Big Society Network

A company owned by the chair of Big Society Network donated services totalling more than £54,000 to the Conservative Party just before and after the last election.

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.

Lisa Nandy, shadow minister for civil society

Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, has written to David Cameron demanding an inquiry into the “squandering” by the Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund of millions of pounds of public money on “questionable projects” run by Big Society Network.

Cabinet Office overruled own grants panel to fund Big Society Network charity

The Cabinet Office vetoed its own appointed grantmaking advisory panel in order to make a £300,000 grant to Big Society Network’s charity, the National Audit Office revealed today.

They need to look outside their own organisation and look at others who are doing similar work to see if they are doing it better or more efficiently. If they are, that doesn't mean they should immediately close or seek to merge but it does mean that something needs to change.

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 Labour to consult on voluntary sector priorities next week

The Labour Party will launch a consultation on the future of the charity sector next week, shadow charities minister Lisa Nandy said yesterday.

Steve Moore is setting up a new charity, the Great Charter Foundation

Steve Moore, the chief executive of Big Society Network, is setting up a new charity and last month invited the deputy chair of the Magna Carta Trust - the charity awarded £1m by the government in Wednesday’s Budget - to join its trustee board.

Volunteering not happening where needed, Commons told

Volunteering is not happening in the places where it is most needed, shadow minister for civil society Lisa Nandy said yesterday during Cabinet Office Questions in the House of Commons.

Big Society Network charity used restricted government grant to cut its deficit

Society Network Foundation used part of a restricted government grant to help it reduce the historical £180,000 deficit run up by its trading subsidiary, Big Society Network, without obtaining the necessary authority to do so.

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