18 Sep 2014
The Charity Commission has contacted the trustees of the Bradley Wiggins Foundation after the charity was criticised for using funds to sponsor a women’s professional cycling team.
Acevo and the Directory of Social Change have voiced serious doubts about the proposed updates to the Compact in response to the Refreshing the Compact consultation.
Plaza Publishing, producer of Charity Finance, governance and Professional Fundraising magazines, has rebranded as Civil Society Media to reflect the market we serve and tailor our content to a more defined audience.
Stuart Etherington, chief executive of the NCVO, has voiced concerns about charities running prisons and taking up other "coercive" roles, warning that the sector must recognise such decisions can be controversial.
Volunteering England will lead an inquiry into the rights and responsibilities of volunteers. The full scope and details of the enquiry will be set out on the 18 November.
Tax avoidance may be legal, but it is still obnoxious. And the rest of us pay additional tax as a result. If I were asked whether the accountants and legal experts who set up these schemes are 'fit and proper persons', I know what my answer would be.
Sponsorship should be regarded as part of the primary purpose trade of charities to avoid the need for trading subsidiaries, CFDG and a group of charity finance directors have told HMRC.
Professor Paul Palmer has stood down from the independent expert group on expenses in the wake of revelations that he also sits on the board of a for-profit company that has launched a software tool to help charities report their expenses. In his place, the panel has appointed two new members – former chief Charity Commissioner John Stoker and academic Peter Grant.
Common investment funds (CIFs) should not be replaced by a new form, but be made exempt charities and regulated by the FSA, a working party of the Charity Law Association has argued.
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