15 May 2014
The National Audit Office has issued guidance to government funders to help them reduce the reporting burden they place on charities providing public services.
The Funding Commission has decided to focus its work investigating how to transform the funding environment for the sector, on three themes-capitalisation, stimulating giving, and local action. The Commission has recently finished a 12-week consultation with civil society organisations and experts, at which a number of issues were raised: local funding, funding practice, public service delivery, capacity-building, social investment, giving, and volunteering.
The Charities Aid Foundation has said that if a new 'European foundation' classification is to be successful, then it must be implemented with strong supervision and regulation.
The Charity Commission's decision to take 'ministerial interest' into account when assessing risk in providing services to charities is at odds with its own claim to be independent, according to the Charity Law Association.
A single and largely centralised body will never meet the need for a regulatory body to oversee an increasingly diverse sector.
Former chief Charity Commissioner Robin Guthrie has died aged 71. During his career he held a number of key positions, including nine years as director of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and director of economic and social affairs at the Council of Europe.
The Pensions Trust has called in fraud prevention service CIFAS after it was revealed that records of 109,000 charity workers had been stolen from its software providers NorthgateArinso in May.
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