Shadow minister for civil society resigns

Shadow minister for civil society resigns

27 Jun 2016 | Governance | David Ainsworth

Anna Turley, the shadow minister for civil society, has resigned this morning.


Shadow minister for civil society resigns

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Investigation launched after canon suspended from charity

The president of a charity that operates in the Middle East has been suspended over comments he made about the charity and its funding of “former slave girls taken by ISIS”.

Fundraising Regulator confirms it has received first complaint from public

The Fundraising Regulator has received its first complaint from a member of the public, despite the fact that it has still yet to officially launch.

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Friends of the Earth's chief executive has condemned a tribunal decision instructing it to pay a tax bill of over £1m - a ninth of its annual income - as “shocking”.

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