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New buying group formed to support growth of social care charities

1 Oct 2014 | Emily Corfe

A new membership group was launched today to support the growth of health and social care charities and reduce their costs.


New buying group formed to support growth of social care charities

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Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council cuts grant budget by 20 per cent

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has slashed its grants budget by £75,000 to £285,570 for 2011/12.

Don't cut money from voluntary bodies, PM tells local authorities

Prime Minister David Cameron told local authorities yesterday not to “do the easy thing” by cutting budgets for voluntary bodies in their communities.

Former charities risk 'asset lock' says Scottish regulator

Organisations wishing to revoke their charitable status must beware the risk of ‘asset lock’ according to new guidance produced by The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

Martin Brookes, chief executive, New Philanthropy Capital

New Philanthropy Capital chief executive Martin Brookes has used the Charity Awards-winning project Volunteers in Child Protection as the basis of a new report that aims to help charities stave off funding cuts in the forthcoming public spending round.

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.

» Finsbury Park Mosque told its bank account will be closed by HSBC

New website aims to make register of charities more accessible

A new website has been launched which is attempting to make the Charity Commission’s register of charities available in a clearer and more accessible way.

Sam Younger, Charity Commission chief executive

The Charity Commission’s new chief executive is unfazed by the prospect of wielding the hatchet that is poised to fall on the regulator’s activities – and is convinced there will be opportunities to create new services as well as cut old ones. Tania Mason reports.

Pensions may be harmful to the future health of your organisation

Focus on pension shortfalls is growing, with the BBC's £2bn pension deficit hitting the news this week - our regular charity pension blogger David Davison looks at the dangers of out-sourcing pensions.

Government vows to make charity land sales easier

The government has promised to relax the regulations for charities selling land but not until it has given the issue a closer look during next year’s review of the Charities Act.

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