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Can Charities Be Political Without Being Political?

Andy Winter | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Winter

What should a charity be able to say without being accused of being "political"? I'm comfortable that charities should not be party political. On the other hand, when a charity speaks out about the impact of government policy, whatever the party in power, it opens itself up to attack.

Where Are The Grown-ups?

Dave Clements | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK
Dave Clements

Maybe its because I've hit 40 that I've developed this 'what is the world coming to?' response to much of what I hear in the news. You know the feeling? Its similar to the one when you don't recognise any of the celebs on the front of Hello! magazine any more.

The Court Interpreting Fiasco Continues as Capita Agreement Is Branded 'Unsalvageable'

Thomas Midlane | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Thomas Midlane

The decision to hand over the court interpreting contract to Capita is simply yet another example of the bull-headed belief that subcontracting out services to private firms always leads to a sleeker, more efficient service.

'Glaring Holes' In Welfare-To-Work Fraud Control

PA | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK

Ministers have been accused of leaving "glaring holes" in fraud controls on welfare-to-work firm A4e as one of its contracts was axed. The National...

A4E Contract Terminated As 'Too Great A Risk'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics

The Government has terminated a contract with welfare-to-work firm A4e after deciding that continuing would be "too great a risk". Employment minis...

A4E Forced To Repay Thousands Of Pounds Over 'Irregular' Claim

PA | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK

Welfare-to-work company A4e has paid back thousands of pounds to the Government after uncovering a number of "irregular" claims. An internal audit ...

Work Agency A4E Faces Fresh Fraud Probe

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK

The government has launched an investigation into an allegation of attempted fraud against welfare to employment agency A4e, it was announced on Frida...

Fresh Questions About Harrison's Families Champion Role

PA | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK Politics

Ministers are facing fresh questions as to how welfare-to-work entrepreneur Emma Harrison came to be appointed David Cameron's "family champion" just ...

Emma Harrison HIts Back Against Wrongdoing Claims

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron's former "family champion" Emma Harrison has denied any wrongdoing over reports she received £1.7 million from leasing out properties -...

Emma Harrison HIts Back Against Wrongdoing Claims

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron's former "family champion" Emma Harrison has denied any wrongdoing over reports she received £1.7 million from leasing out properties -...

Emma Harrison Steps Down As A4e Chairman

PA | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Politics

The Prime Minister's former "family champion" Emma Harrison has announced that she is stepping down as the chairman of her welfare-to-work firm A4e. ...

Four Fraud Arrests In Welfare-To-Work Contractor Probe

PA | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK

Police have arrested four former employees from the company which holds the government's welfare-to-work contracts. The government has been urged t...

The Rehabilitation Revolution And What More Can Be Done

Mark Lovell | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Lovell

Just before the turn of the year the Ministry of Justice and Department for Work and Pensions produced a joint analysis of the criminal records of benefit claimants. This was the first joint report of its kind.