Rob Wilson MP is new minister for civil society
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Brooks Newmark quits over tabloid allegations; Rob Wilson is new minister 7

29 Sep 2014 | Governance

Rob Wilson MP has been installed as the new minister for civil society following Saturday's resignation of Brooks Newmark in response to a Sunday Mirror sexting sting.

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Brooks Newmark quits over tabloid allegations; Rob Wilson is new minister

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Chancellor promises military charity will get £250,000 of Libor fines

George Osborne has pledged a £250,000 donation to the Coldstream Guards Charitable Trust, after visiting a group of Guards cycling 250 miles to raise money for wounded service personnel earlier this month.

Angel of the North (image credit: Christine Matthews)

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Lord Young

The Cabinet Office has today announced a review of the Social Value Act, to look into the potential for it to be extended more widely.

"Stick to their knitting". Who on earth do you think you are Mr Newmark. You've probably just plummeted the Conservative Party so far down the polls they'll never recover.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Tanya Pein

Too many charities fail to consider their beneficiaries when choosing where to invest their assets, according to Tanya Pein, co-chair of the Ethical Investment Association.

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Macmillan’s Go Sober for October campaign launches next week encouraging participants to give up alcohol for a month; in this film the charity highlights some of the advantages of not drinking alcohol.

What are Labour's plans for charities?

Following this week's Labour conference, David Ainsworth reviews what we've learned about the party's policies for the voluntary sector.

Northern Rock Foundation says closure is now 'likely' after Virgin Money offer falls through

The Northern Rock Foundation is preparing to wind up after an offer of funding from Virgin Money fell through because the charity cannot raise the £3m-a-year match funding that offer needs.

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