Tania Mason

Tania Mason

Tania Mason is group editor at Civil Society Media.

She has been a journalist for 20-odd years and has specialised in the charity sector since 2003. Her experience has included stints on Third Sector, Marketing and PrintWeek magazines as well as agency work involving court reporting and occasional doorstepping of celebs for the tabloids. She started her career with five years on a daily newspaper in New Zealand before moving to London in 1993.

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Big Society ministerial committee to cut right through government

The ministerial committee on the Big Society that was announced by civil society minister Nick Hurd last week will comprise ministers from each and every government department, the Office for Civil Society has confirmed.

Government giving body needed to boost philanthropy, says Sargeant

The government should reinstate the Giving Campaign or create a similar new organisation to boost public giving in the UK, according to Professor Adrian Sargeant.

Joined-up government?  Yeah right

In the sad case of Refugee and Migrant Justice, the government has been trying to take with one hand while refusing to give with the other, says Tania Mason.

Insolvent refugee charity fails in High Court bid for interim relief

A High Court judge yesterday refused to order the Legal Services Commission to pay £600,000 to ensure that clients formerly represented by Refugee and Migrant Justice can continue to be represented by the charity’s staff until their cases are transferred to other law firms.

Has the taxpayer gained? I don't think so - the small savings to the Treasury (after the redundancy costs) are far outweighed by the damaging consequences of an under-resourced charity regulator.

» The cuts don't work

Current government policies won't create Big Society, says New Economics Foundation

A new report from the New Economics Foundation identifies shortcomings in the government’s proposals for implementation of the Big Society.

Government starts talks with sector on community groups target

The government has opened informal talks with Navca, Community Development Foundation and others about how to deliver the Big Society vision of enabling every citizen to join a neighbourhood group.

Iceland depositors recover a third of lost funds

Charities that were affected by the collapse of Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander have so far recovered 35 per cent of their deposits through the administration process.

Colin Nee takes top job at Reprieve

Colin Nee, the former chief executive of Charities Evaluation Services, is to join human rights charity Reprieve as interim executive director for around a year.

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