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'It's known as the third sector - and that's a fair reflection of where it sits in the political pecking order'

'It's known as the third sector - and that's a fair reflection of where it sits in the political pecking order'

EXCLUSIVE Rob Wilson, the former Minister for Civil Society, writes about his time in office and explains why the charity sector needs to align itself more closely with government

The great Olympic raid

The great Olympic raid

Ten years after Gordon Brown's government borrowed £425m from the Big Lottery Fund to help pay for the London 2012 games, not a single penny has been repaid. Tom de Castella investigates

A good choice, but is she overloaded?

A good choice, but is she overloaded?

Tracey Crouch has been appointed charities minister while retaining the brief for sports. Stephen Cook profiles her and finds out if charities in her constituency think she is a good appointment

Political Interviews

Anna Turley MP - the new shadow minister for charities

Anna Turley MP - the new shadow minister for charities

Andy Hillier meets Anna Turley, just six months an MP, but already the shadow minister for the voluntary and community sector and civil society

Rob Wilson: 'I'm trying to build a system of support'

Rob Wilson: 'I'm trying to build a system of support'

The Minister for Civil Society tells Stephen Cook about his vision of sustainability for charities and social enterprises

Interview: Lisa Nandy

Interview: Lisa Nandy

Lisa Nandy, who used to work in the third sector, has been shadow charities minister for six months. She tells Stephen Cook about Labour's developing policies for charities

Interview: Nick Hurd

Interview: Nick Hurd

The Minister for Civil Society tells Stephen Cook that charities are dealing with unprecedented change, but also have the opportunity to capitalise on public trust

Interview: Nicky Morgan

Interview: Nicky Morgan

The Treasury newcomer is unfazed by MPs' criticisms of HMRC, and says she is 'definitely in the mood for listening to the sector'

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