Big Issues

Third Sector Big Issues give you a quick, easy way to find articles on important topics. New articles are added regularly to many of the sections, so do check back if you are following a particular issue.

Lobbying act

Read about the latest developments to the lobbying act and the impact it will have on charity campaigning.




Chief executive pay

Our Big Issue takes you through the debate about senior pay in the sector, the comment and the wider background.




Eden ProjectEden Trust

The iconic charity-owned attraction has suffered a flood, seen its visitor numbers fall and changed many of its senior management in the last few years. Our Big Issue takes you through the stories, the background and the comment.



Plymouth Brethren

The Christian church has  been refused charitable status by the Charity Commission and is taking its fight to the charity tribunal. Read how this controversial case is progressing.




2014 Budget

Read all the latest on this year's Budget and how it will affect the sector




The Cup Trust

The charity that raised £176m but donated only £55k to good causes turned out to be a tax avoidance scheme. Read the full running story here.




Health LotteryHealth Lottery

Latest news and analysis about the controversial lottery launched by the media owner Richard Desmond.




The Big SocietyThe Big Society

How the Big Society agenda affects the voluntary sector, key milestones in its evolution, and reaction from sector experts.



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