Mark Fisher is the new director of the Office for Civil Society and Government Innovation Group
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Work Programme architect is new director of Office for Civil Society

30 Sep 2014 | Governance | Tania Mason

Helen Stephenson is leaving her post as director of the Office for Civil Society and being replaced by Mark Fisher, currently social justice director at the Department for Work and Pensions.

 

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Pooled Funds Survey 2014: Dipping into new pools

After a year in which a number of CIFs have closed, Ian Allsop assesses the future of pooled funds in the charity sector.

Back to the future

The sector lost a great advocate and friend when Stephen Lloyd was tragically killed in a holiday boating  accident in August. In this last article he was to write, he argues for a return to the Charity Commission’s pre-2006 constitutional structure. 

Credit: Barbarain

Writing for Charity Finance magazine, which went to press before Brooks Newmark resigned as minister for civil society, Andrew Hind considers the fallout from Nemark's comment that charities "should stick to their knitting". 

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It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.

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Clare Pelham, CEO of Leonard Cheshire Disability

Social investment is not reaching its potential because trustees feel "alienated" by the language used, the chief executive of Leonard Cheshire Disability told a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday.

Rob Wilson MP is new minister for civil society

The charity sector is "enormously important to the Prime Minister" personally, the new minister for civil society Rob Wilson told an audience of charity leaders at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday.

Shawcross: The Charity Commission is not ‘targeting’ Muslim charities

William Shawcross has insisted that the regulator is not “disproportionately” focusing on Muslim charities, as Theresa May promises new powers for the Commission to tackle terrorism.

CRI

Crime Reduction Initiatives (CRI) has reported income last year of £116.8m, its highest-ever revenue and more than double the figure of five years ago.

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