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Savile charity to challenge victim compensation scheme

31 Jul 2014 | Alice Sharman

The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust has been granted permission to appeal against the agreed system of compensation for victims of the presenter, despite not being obliged to pay any money out itself.

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Macmillan's voluntary income soars by £34.1m

Macmillan Cancer Support raised £186.9m in 2013 – an increase of £34.1m on the previous year, according to the charity’s latest annual report.

WCVA values voluntary sector contribution at £3.8bn

The Welsh voluntary sector contributed £3.8bn to Wales’ economy last year, which is 8 per cent of the country's gross domestic product, according to WCVA’s annual statistical resource.

Half of hospices in England saw NHS funding cut or frozen this year

Half of hospices in England have had their statutory funding from the NHS either cut or frozen this year, a survey by Help the Hospices shows.

Cranfield Trust endorses stricter rules for new charities

The Cranfield Trust has added its voice to the view that there are too many charities, recommending to the Cabinet Office that the Charity Commission ought to impose “tougher demands” on people who want to set up a new one.


Basically it looks like the government stuffing public money into their friend's pockets without actually expecting them to do anything for it.

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Charity Commission to meet Society Network Foundation trustees this week

The Charity Commission is meeting with the trustees of Society Network Foundation this week in an attempt to gather more information for its investigation into apparent misuse of a restricted government grant and payments to its chair and staff.


Finsbury Park Mosque (image credit: Lemur12)

It has emerged that other Muslim organisations, including the Finsbury Park Mosque, as well as individuals have been informed that their bank accounts will be closed by HSBC.

Marg Mayne, CEO, stepped down from VSO this month

Voluntary Services Overseas saw its income increase by 20 per cent to £68.7m in 2013/14, according to its latest annual report.

Syria and Haiyan appeals boost Oxfam income by 6 per cent

Oxfam’s total income rose by more than £21m to £389m in the year to March 2014, according to its annual report and accounts published today.


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