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Society Diary: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's a charity minister

11 Apr 2014 | David Ainsworth

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Is altruism dead?

We don't have to be Christian to do good things, Mr Cameron. By Robert Ashton.

Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office

The Third Sector Research Centre recently finished examining 30 public service mutual spin-outs. Dan Gregory summarises the findings and concludes that culture is more important than structure - no matter what Francis Maude says.

Charities need equivalents to share capital

After struggling to grow as a charity, Charity Bank changed structure and last week sold £15m in shares to Big Society Capital. David Ainsworth argues that unless charities can find an equivalent to share capital, they’ll struggle to get the scale to win large government contracts.

How should the charity sector define ‘proper’?

This month, Ian Allsop’s blog is a proper meandering rant. 

Whatever the motivation behind the idea that charities be required to publish their expenditure on campaigning and political work in their annual returns, I don't think we should reject it too quickly. While such a requirement should not become burdensome for charities, any move towards greater transparency and accountability, in our sector as in others, is a positive one.

» Public benefit test - to be, or not to be?

Large charities need to work with smaller ones on public service delivery

Large national charities should develop a more collaborative approach to working with the smaller, local end of the sector, urges Stephen Woollett.

Charities in local government pension schemes prepare for more funding pain

Last month charities under the London Pension Fund Authority scheme saw their payments sharply rise due to changes to how their debt and risk of default is calculated. David Davison warns other local government pension schemes could follow suit.

Charities must prepare for new pension accounting standard

David Davison reminds charities that FRS102 is just around the corner and it is essential that they prepare for it now.

Society Diary: Make-up, the Magna Carta and a misplaced kitchen

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