18 Sep 2014
Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, has written to David Cameron demanding an inquiry into the “squandering” by the Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund of millions of pounds of public money on “questionable projects” run by Big Society Network.
The new Defamation Bill should allow a charity to bring a defamation case if it can prove it has suffered serious reputational damage, not just substantial financial damage, according to Baroness Young of Hornsey.
Communitybuilders and the Social Enterprise Investment Fund are under review by the government.
The Charity Tax Group is advocating that the best way to make progress on gift aid would be to move from the current paper-based system to a standard electronic database provided by HMRC to each charity.
My feelings about Mr Hurd precisely, and thank you, Gareth Thomas, for hanging onto this like a terrier with a weasel. The money needs to be paid back and heads should roll.
London’s Air Ambulance has finally appointed a director to replace David Philpott, who was sacked after raising concerns about the charity's governance and solvency last year.
Croydon Council has created a £350,000 transition fund to help charities who will lose funding when it starts cutting £1.2m from its voluntary sector budget in October.
The Life-Time UK Alliance and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) have appointed McDonalds as "presenting partners" to lead the recruitment of 70,000 volunteers for the London 2012 Olympics.
The Shaw Trust is still waiting for confirmation from the coalition government that it will honour the 16 Work Choice contracts awarded to it by the Department of Work and Pensions just before the election.