10 Mar 2014
Mark Hallam, former finance director of RNLI, is claiming constructive dismissal against the charity at an Employment Tribunal in December.
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Margaret Hodge, the chair of the Parliamentary committee which scrutinises how the government spends its money, suggested yesterday that HMRC could regulate the sector and that the Charity Commission could be “a little quango on a bonfire”.
The salaries of the chief executives at Britain’s 50 best-known charities has increased at nearly the same pace as the increase in income at those charities, according to a new report.
Perhaps the wider message for us all is that - if you ask for help at the 11th hour, you are already a few hours late!
Sir Ronald Cohen, outgoing chair of Big Society Capital, has said social investment is gaining traction internationally, with both Nando's and Goldman Sachs launching new social investment products.
Gift aid and other tax reliefs, worth over £1bn to charities, have not been proven to actually increase the amount of money given to good causes, according to a report released today by the National Audit Office.
Turning Point CEO Victor Adebowale told a hall full of charity trustees yesterday that he would not be silenced by the lobbying bill and urged them to step up their campaigning at election time despite the bill.
The new shadow minister for civil society argues that while austerity measures have pushed many charities to “crisis point”, many niggling problems in the sector can be traced much further back, and are the responsibility of both government and charities themselves.