29 Oct 2013
The Department for Work and Pensions should use some of the money it has saved on outcome payments in the first year of the Work Programme, to fund new services from specialist providers to help the most disadvantaged jobseekers engage with the Programme, an influential committee of MPs has said.
Former chairman of the Disability Rights Commission, Sir Bert Massie, has been appointed as the new Commissioner for the Compact.
Representatives from the advisory group for campaigning and the voluntary sector met with the Ministry of Justice last week to lodge their interest in introducing an amendment to the Charities Act that secures the right of charities to campaign.
The Queen has set in motion a law to allow banks and building societies to hand over money lying in dormant bank accounts to community investment, but the government has stopped short of committing part of the funds raised to a social investment bank.
Big Society indeed. Big bucks for the big players and let the rest of us, operating diligently and frugally, eat dust. I hope this story keeps its legs and congratulate those who continue to dig.
Professor Jenny Harrow and her team at City University have been selected to run the main hub of the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy.
Proposals to make major changes to Scope's governance arrangements have been rejected by its members following a vote at its AGM.
RISE, the umbrella body for social enterprise in the south west of England, is to pilot a social enterprise kitemark that will help consumers identify whether goods or services they are buying are produced by a business that exists for a social purpose.