News on the topic of Big Society

Big Society Minister backs small charity Christmas appeals

Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd has urged people to remember their local charities this Christmas.

Tue, 21/12/2010

Tackling bureaucracy in local communities

A new service has launched to help volunteers, community groups and social enterprises overcome bureaucracy and get things done in their neighbourhood.

Wed, 15/12/2010

Government and voluntary sector agree new Compact

A renewed Compact - the agreement which governs relations between the Government and civil society organisations in England - has been published today.

Tue, 14/12/2010

Two-tier code withdrawn

The code will be replaced by new Principles of Good Employment Practice which provide a more flexible guide giving employers the power to build a motivated workforce. 

Mon, 13/12/2010

'Modernising Commissioning' Green Paper published

Nick Hurd has today published the Modernising Commissioning Green Paper which asks for views on how the Government can create a level playing field for charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises that want to bid for public service contracts.

Tue, 07/12/2010

Businesses urged to help build Big Society

Prime Minister David Cameron has set out what businesses can do to help to build the Big Society.

Fri, 03/12/2010

£100m Transition Fund opens for applications

A £100 million Transition Fund for the third sector has opened for applications.

Tue, 30/11/2010

Big Society Awards launched

The Prime Minister has launched a new award that will recognise some of the excellent examples of the Big Society in action taking place all around the country.

Mon, 22/11/2010

Big Society plans for better public services

The Government is to introduce new ‘Rights to Provide’ across public services as part of their Big Society drive.

Wed, 17/11/2010

New rights and support for staff mutuals

The Government is set to roll out new ‘Rights to Provide’ across public services so that employers will be expected to accept suitable proposals from front line staff who want to take over and run their services as mutual organisations.

Wed, 17/11/2010

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