I have a couple of questions / points regarding this headline and article seeing as its top of the BBC website. BBC News - Cuts 'destroying big society' concept, says CSV head How does giving 470 million to charities make them independance from state money - surely this creates dependance. My other point: There are approx 170,000 charities in the UK, ( How many charities are there? | National Council for Voluntary Organisations ). No doubt most were set up with good intentions but now are a bit like quangos have outlived their usefulness and consume most of their donations on running costs, therefore depleting the much needed funds for those in need. Is it time we had a bonfire of charities?