New minister for civil society

This week’s government reshuffle of ministerial positions saw Nick Hurd leave and Brooks Newmark, MP for Braintree, take his place as minister for civil society. This includes responsibility for youth services as well as the voluntary sector. Civil Society Media reports Newmark as being “absolutely delighted”, http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/17855/.

Priti Patel, the new exchequer secretary in The Treasury, will take over charity tax issues from her predecessor.

For an official list of reshuffle appointments, https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ministerial-appointments-july-2014, or see press coverage such as The Guardian.

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