No 10 told Hurd to keep funding Big Society Network despite poor performance
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No 10 told Hurd to keep funding Big Society Network despite poor performance

28 Nov 2014 | Finance | Tania Mason

The Prime Minister’s office told Nick Hurd to continue funding Big Society Network even though the then-minister for civil society had raised concerns about its poor performance and financial sustainability, the National Audit Office has found.


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