12 Nov 2015
Organisations which receive most of their money from public funds should not be called charities, Frances Crook, chief executive for the Howard League for Penal Reform, told the Conservative Party Conference this morning.
When newspapers as diverse as The Sun and the Financial Times both get their facts wrong about charities, it’s time to accept that the sector must explain itself better, says David Ainsworth.
The umbrella body for housing associations is asking its members to support a deal which would see them deliver right-to-buy initiatives, in return for the government abandoning legislation.
Cancer Research UK and Age UK have criticised The Sun for producing an “incorrect” and “plain wrong” article on charitable spending, while other charities have also disputed the newspaper's figures.
Sector leaders are urgently seeking clarification of the status of charitable business rate relief worth £1.7bn, after Chancellor George Osborne announced that control over rates would move to local councils.
A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.
The information currently disclosed by charities in accounts and annual returns is not be sufficient to measure whether charities should pay a levy proposed to fund the new Fundraising Regulator, charity finance experts have warned.
Restrictive rules mean too much aid money is wasted on 'fundermediaries', rather than going to organisations on the ground who can spend it best, according to Civicus, a body which exists to strengthen civil society around the world.
Richard Hawkes, former chief executive of Scope, has landed a new job as chief executive of the British Asian Trust, one of Prince Charles' charities.
The Charity Finance Group has tripled the size of its free reserves in the last financial year, after spending most of the pot on an office move and restructure the year before.