Sector campaigner takes on Boateng's mantle in Treasury

A former political campaigner with RNID, Radar and Mind has been handed the role of leading the Treasury's review of the voluntary sector's role in public services in the recent government reshuffle.

John Healey, former minister for adult learning, was appointed economic secretary to the Treasury following Paul Boateng's promotion to the Cabinet.

Healey will lead the final stages of the cross-cutting review to be published later this summer and will have responsibility for charity taxation issues. He worked in the voluntary sector during the 80s.

Lord Filkin has replaced Angela Eagle as minister for the voluntary sector.

He also has responsibility for race equality, European and international policy. Filkin was formerly a government whip in the House of Lords and spokesman for the DTLR.

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