26 Nov 2014
RNIB chief executive criticises ‘arrogance’ of MPs who think charities must learn from private sector 1
Lesley-Anne Alexander, chief executive of RNIB, yesterday said she had a “struggle with the arrogance” of politicians, including the minister for civil society, who believe charities must learn from private companies.
Four new bloggers will be joining the Civil Society stable following our competition to find new and interesting voices in the sector.
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.
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.
Charity Commission staff are set to strike next week after union members from across the civil service voted in favour of industrial action.
The majority of the Office of the Third Sector’s 40 strategic partners get most of their income from the government, putting them squarely in the firing line for imminent public spending cuts.
The Bridges Sustainable Property fund is to invest £5m in care sector specialist developer Castleoak.
CFDG is creating a forum to tackle banking issues faced by civil society organisations. Running on a bi-yearly basis, the Charity Banking Forum will comprise of members of the Charity Finance Directors’ Group (CFDG) and representatives from the banking industry.