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Big Society has succeeded and society is stronger than in 2010, says Rob Wilson 3

4 Mar 2015 | Finance | Emily Corfe

The Big Society has succeeded and charities have more volunteers and more funding than when the government came to power in 2010, minister for civil society Rob Wilson said yesterday.

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Big Society has succeeded and society is stronger than in 2010, says Rob Wilson

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Political parties and charity bodies condemn Eric Pickles' 'sock puppet' comments

Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs yesterday denounced Eric Pickles’ assertion that charities would be stripped of grants if they campaigned against government, and said they would reverse such measures if they held power after the election.

Debra Allcock Tyler

Charities often spend too much time collecting and measuring data and should rely more on their personal understanding of beneficiaries, Debra Allcock Tyler, chief executive of the Directory of Social Change told a data seminar yesterday.

Institute of Fundraising calls for more freedom for society lotteries

The Institute of Fundraising has called for increases in ticket sales and prize money in society lotteries, in response to a consultation by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Lynne Berry

The new breast cancer charity formed from the merger of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Campaign will launch on 1 April with former RVS chief executive Lynne Berry as its new chair, the two charities said today.

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Major parties commit to more support for charities delivering health and social care

Members from all three of the major political parties said yesterday that the voluntary sector has a bigger role to play in working with the NHS to deliver better social care.

Save the Children UK chief executive says 'sorry' for giving Tony Blair humanitarian award

Justin Forsyth, chief executive of Save the Children UK, apologised to people upset by an award given to Tony Blair and said that the uproar had caused an “unnecessary distraction” from the charity’s humanitarian work.

A guide to lobbying: Ten tips for legislative lobbying in the new Parliament

Specialist Parliamentary lawyer Daniel Greenberg advises on ten tools a charity can use to lobby Parliament to change the law.

Karen Gravestock will be speaking at the conference

The conference, which will be held on 7 July at BMA House in London, is focused on helping charities get the most out of their property.

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