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.
Community groups have vowed to keep on fighting for a fair deal on music licensing following the government's decision to remove the licence fee exemption for charities' public use of music, says the Community Sector Law Monitoring Group.
Minister for civil society Nick Hurd has said government will support a private member’s bill from Chris White MP which will require public sector contracts to factor in social outcomes alongside price and an organisation’s track record.
Phillip Blond, director of think-tank ResPublica, has called for more philanthropic support to influence the political agenda.
Poor performance in all income streams sees Charity 100 Index fall for third successive quarter, reports Diane Sim.
So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.
Yesterday’s Scottish Budget Statement contained a £70m fund to support the elderly, a £5m fund to support children and youth, and an extra £1m for climate change.
The Department for Work and Pensions has announced it wants charities and community groups to look at setting up or supporting local Work Clubs to help unemployed people secure work – but is not offering any funding to help them do so.
The government has launched provisions to allow public sector staff to break away from government and form mutuals to deliver public services.
A number of care staff at Norwood are due to protest today over pay cuts as the union claims the charity is jumping the gun on local government funding cuts.