CLG seconded five staff to help set up Big Society Network

CLG seconded five staff to help set up Big Society Network

25 Jul 2014 | Finance | Tania Mason

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.


CLG seconded five staff to help set up Big Society Network

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