18 Sep 2014
The Department for Communities and Local Government seconded five civil servants to Big Society Network when it was being set up, at a total cost of around £25,000.
In a case involving leases of sports grounds held by Hawkesbrook Leisure, solicitors for the organisation had failed to do what was necessary to secure a renewal of the leases and when sued for that failure, claimed in their defence that an not-for-profit organisation was not a “business” and thus did not enjoy the protection afforded by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
Daniel Phelan ponders the implications of the pensions timebomb.
Basically it looks like the government stuffing public money into their friend's pockets without actually expecting them to do anything for it.
The social investment market is moving beyond the philanthropy investment arena, and starting to raise capital from pension funds and other financial institutions, as well as increasingly delivering market-rate returns, according to a new report from Bridges Ventures and the Parthenon Group.
The Department of Health has told NHS commissioners that they must not prefer providers from any one sector, and should instead be non-discriminatory and seek to remove barriers to third sector participation.
Pinkstinks has convinced Sainsbury’s to stop selling children’s clothing with gender-specific labelling.