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Big Society dead, say charities

Big Society dead, say charities
Leaders of Britain's biggest charities have told David Cameron his Big Society idea is "effectively dead".

Charity bosses wrote to the Prime Minister to complain they have been left out of policy consultations and had their funding slashed.

They also call for a commitment to charities in the Coalition's mid-term review, The Times reports.

Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, this morning insisted that the complaint was not about cuts.

He told the Today programme: "This isn’t a whinge about cuts, it’s a suggestion that if we reform and modernise our public services, charities, which have a huge magnet in the UK, could deliver more. So I’m saying give us the opportunities to deliver more cost effective services to build communities, give us the work we know we can do."

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