21 Apr 2015
The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a Yorkshire community handicraft charity after an ex-employee alleged it was a front for money laundering.
The Charities Aid Foundation has been left without a communications director following the exit of Mark Webster to concentrate on his freelance career.
The Charity Commission should cease giving advice on good practice and acting as a ‘friend’ of the sector, and focus on its regulatory role, the NCVO has suggested in its response to the Commission’s strategic review consultation.
Latest Labour Force Survey figures for the third quarter of 2010 show that the voluntary sector now employs 793,000 people, a slight decrease of 2 per cent since the last quarter. This is in contrast to the private sector which has shown a slight increase of 2 per cent, whilst the public sector stayed reasonably static.
The new powers conferred on communities by the Localism Bill are not restricted only to geographical communities but will also apply to virtual communities or causes, the minister in charge of the Bill said yesterday.
A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.
MPs are placing pressure on the government to address the problem of charities not being able to reclaim VAT like businesses.
The application window for the Transition Fund is too short and the conditions too difficult to satisfy, New Philanthropy Capital has said.
Nearly half of charities have still not yet considered their strategy for the 2012 pension reform, according to research by Acevo and Foster Denovo.
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