29 Oct 2013
Shadow minister for civil society Gareth Thomas has tabled a series of Parliamentary questions to minister Nick Hurd about the government's funding of Big Society Network and the allocation of Social Action Fund money.
Charities will have an affordable route to appeal Charity Commission decisions thanks to yesterday's launch of the new Charity Tribunal.
Andy Atkins, director of relief and development at Tearfund, is to succeed Tony Juniper as executive director of Friends of the Earth.
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.
These enormous sums, apparent lack of process or control, the impression of pals lining each others' pockets, and dissemblance (at best) combine to look more than scandalous.
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.
The director general of the Office of the Third Sector indicated last week that the government would not seek to make the Compact a legally binding commitment.