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9032827205_d2e14a41c5_b.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xHundreds of jobs lost since National Citizen Service ended contract with The Challenge

The National Citizen Service, the “big society” youth organisation set up by David Cameron, has been accused of a national scandal over claims it effectively forced a charity partner into insolvency, resulting in hundreds of staff losing their jobs.

The Challenge, which had provided nearly half of the entire NCS programme under a £70m-a-year contract, announced on Wednesday that it had gone into administration after months of dispute with NCS Trust, which administer the service, over the terms of a new contract to run youth services from April 2020.

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The Guardian

 

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