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Marie Curie merges four departments into one and recruits Mothercare executive to lead it 1

13 Nov 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

Marie Curie has today announced that it is merging its marketing, fundraising, communications, and policy and public affairs departments to create a new directorate. 

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Marie Curie merges four departments into one and recruits Mothercare executive to lead it

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BeatBullying to be wound up after rescue talks fail

The BeatBullying Group has entered voluntary liquidation after talks to rescue the charity’s services failed.

Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer announce merger

Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer have today announced that they will merge to create the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity.

Misunderstanding of gift aid is deterring donors from claiming it, HMRC research finds

Donors are put off claiming gift aid because they believe there will be a cost to the charity or themselves, and are unwilling to share personal information in case they are contacted with a fundraising ‘ask’, according to new research published today by HM Revenue & Customs.

RNIB chief executive criticises ‘arrogance’ of MPs who think charities must learn from private sector

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.

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.

» Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer announce merger

Citizens Advice succeeds Victim Support running £12m-per-year court witness service

The Ministry of Justice has awarded a £24m grant to Citizens Advice to provide support to witnesses at court over two years.

£30m social investment fund launches with funding from Santander

A £30m loan fund for the charity sector has been launched today with a £13.5m investment from Santander – believed to be the first time a high-street bank has made a direct investment in social investment.


Tower Hamlets. Image courtesy of Steven Haslington.

Tower Hamlets council consistently ignored or overruled its own grantmaking guidelines when awarding grants to charities in the borough, an investigation instigated by the government has found.


Trading arms cannot make gift aid donations from reserves to parent charities

The Charity Commission has said it will update its guidance on charity trading following advice given from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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