News on the topic of Big Society

Big Society strategy for charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises

A strategy to support charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises was unveiled by Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society.

Thu, 14/10/2010

Francis Maude sees Big Society in action

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude has visited a groundbreaking social enterprise at Leatherhead Community Hospital in Surrey, in the context of the Big Society.

Wed, 29/09/2010

Voluntary sector asked for their ideas on 'more for less'

Francis Maude and Nick Hurd have written to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors asking them to contribute their ideas to help reduce the deficit.

Tue, 21/09/2010

Next phase of charities and social enterprises survey

The second wave of the National Survey of Charities and Social Enterprises has been launched giving charities, social enterprises and voluntary and community groups an opportunity to have their voices heard.

Fri, 10/09/2010

Rebalancing the economy for the long term

Deputy PM Nick Clegg has delivered a speech at Annual Meeting of the Committee on Standards in Public Life
emphasising the importance being placed on governing for the long-term as a guiding purpose for the government.

Thu, 09/09/2010

PM launches National Citizen Service pilots

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans to provide National Citizen Service pilots for 16-year-olds next summer.

Tue, 07/09/2010

Big Society red tape purge

Lord Hodgson will lead a new taskforce to flush out bureaucracy in the voluntary sector, the Government has announced.

Tue, 17/08/2010

Francis Maude launches Pathfinder mutuals

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude, has announced the launch of the first wave of Pathfinder mutuals to be run by entrepreneurial public sector staff who want to take control of the services they run.

Thu, 12/08/2010

National Citizen Service
  1. National Citizen Service is a flagship initiative supporting the Government’s vision for building the Big Society. The Government plans to run a pilot for around 10,000 young people from June to September 2011.

Mon, 02/08/2010

Re-appointments to the Charity Commission board

Simon Jones, Sharmila Nebhrajani, Theo Sowa CBE, Simon Wethered and Dr Andrew Purkis OBE have been re-appointed as board members of the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

Fri, 30/07/2010

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