'Charities better at talking transparency than actually being transparent' nfpSynergy report finds
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10 Oct 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

Charities are not taking steps to improve their transparency, with information about admin costs, trustee expenses and chief executive salaries “in a pdf and difficult to find”, new research by nfpSynergy has found.

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'Charities better at talking transparency than actually being transparent' nfpSynergy report finds

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Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has said charities must record every time an employee is encouraged to tweet or post to Facebook about a potentially political issue, to check whether they should register under the Lobbying Act.

Paula Sussex: 'We cannot give charities the benefit of the doubt'

Paula Sussex, the chief executive of the Charity Commission, has said the Commission is now focusing on "robust regulation" and will not allow charities the benefit of the doubt.


Michelle Russell, the Charity Commission's director of investigations, monitoring and enforcement

The Charity Commission’s senior management team has shrunk from 11 down to five under the leadership of new chief executive Paula Sussex.

National Audit Office building

The National Audit Office has opened a fresh investigation into the funding of Big Society Network, to establish whether the issues identified in its first report indicate “wider systemic problems” within government and the Big Lottery Fund.

Congratulations to the RNLI - this only goes to prove that working on long term (and short term for that matter) legacies really pays dividends in the end.

» RNLI legacy income rises to record £118m

National Insurance 'should be an eligible tax for gift aid purposes'

A report released today by nfpSynergy has called for National Insurance to be treated as a tax for gift aid purposes, so that more people will eligible for gift aid.

Northern Rock Foundation says closure is now 'likely' after Virgin Money offer falls through

The Northern Rock Foundation is preparing to wind up after an offer of funding from Virgin Money fell through because the charity cannot raise the £3m-a-year match funding that offer needs.

Tony Burton, BIG board member, was also an adviser to Big Society Network

The chair of the Big Lottery Fund’s risk committee was an adviser to Big Society Network when he was appointed to the BIG board by the Cabinet Office in December 2012, BIG has confirmed.


Children in Need

BBC Children in Need has been criticised by the Daily Mail for holding onto almost £90m of charity money in bank accounts and investment portfolios.

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