Rob Wilson MP is new minister for civil society

Brooks Newmark quits over tabloid allegations; Rob Wilson is new minister 10

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.


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

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Charity fundraisers working at rail stations across the UK will face new regulatory measures following a partnership between seven rail and station operators, the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Standards Board.

Olympic Park London

The minister for sport and tourism has announced that the government will be returning £69m of Olympic money to National Lottery distributors.

Michelle Russell, the Charity Commission's director of investigations, monitoring and enforcement

The Charity Commission’s senior management team has shrunk from 11 down to five under the leadership of new chief executive Paula Sussex.

Are charities doing enough to contribute to the common good?

Steve Wyler warns that the voluntary sector must not become complacent about its contribution to the common good. This is the third in a series of articles on the future of the voluntary sector being published by Civil Society News ahead of the publication of  a collection of essays by Civil Exchange.

Surely a more accurate one-line representation of this study is that 6 out of 10 people DO stop for charity fundraisers?

» Four in ten UK residents walk away from charity fundraisers

Rosamund McCarthy

Some Charity Commission board members are “at the very best sceptical and at worst hostile to charity campaigning” according to Rosamund McCarthy, charity lawyer and partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite.

Boycott Workfare criticises charities over links to mandatory work activity

Scope, Barnardo’s and the British Heart Foundation have all been criticised by campaign group Boycott Workfare for continuing to take part in programmes which require people to work for free or lose benefits.

National Audit Office building

The National Audit Office has opened a fresh investigation into the funding of Big Society Network, to establish whether the issues identified in its first report indicate “wider systemic problems” within government and the Big Lottery Fund.

Charity criticised after refusing to pay Ashya King’s parents' legal fees

Kids 'n' Cancer UK has been criticised for saying it will not pay the legal fees of the family of Ashya King, despite receiving £50,000 worth of donations for Ashya King’s cause, after the NHS said that it would pay for his treatment.

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