26 Nov 2014
A cross-sector alliance of charities has formally launched the Understanding Charities Group, aimed at improving public trust and confidence in charities.
BTCV has revealed that it saved £850,000 on a property lease after enlisting the help of CharityPropertyHelp, a service offering chartered surveyors to charities on a pro bono basis.
The independent expert group on sector expenses says there is no significant evidence of expenses abuse in the sector and so charities should not be required by law to publish their trustees’ and managers’ expenses.
Four new bloggers will be joining the Civil Society stable following our competition to find new and interesting voices in the sector.
I hope this is an example that other medical charities will follow as it is very difficult to explain to the public why there are so many charities for certain causes.
The Lloyds Banking Group is to increase its funding to the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales by nearly a quarter to £25.24m for 2011, as MPs lobby government to intervene in the banking group's dealings with its Scottish foundation.
The Social Investment Business has received loan requests to the tune of over £500m over the last 12 months, according to its first impact report Investing in the future.
Age Concern Scotland and Help the Aged Scotland have shed 25 per cent of their staff, with most over 50, in the run-up to their official launch next month as a single entity, Age Scotland.