7 Jul 2015
Almost a quarter of children’s centres across the UK have been forced to close or merge as a result of government funding cuts over the past five years, according to children’s charity Barnardo’s.
Just over 200 schools have turned into academies with charitable status since the Education Secretary Michael Gove pushed through legislation mid-last year allowing all schools to acquire academy status providing a boost for auditors.
The Centre for Social Justice has branded government spending “wasteful” and advises that initiatives "lack clear objectives and have been poorly managed and monitored", in a report released today.
Several sector umbrella bodies have teamed up to build a new website to monitor all the public spending cuts that are affecting their members.
A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.
Nick Hurd, minister for civil society, has voiced concern about the charitable sector’s "creeping dependence" on the state and says the government will not let charities become "semi-attached agents of the state".
The government plans to "embarrass" banks and their staff into donating more to charities by producing a league table of bankers' donations.
CFDG is setting up a working group to develop and implement ideas to improve levels of short-term professional volunteering in the sector.
Sir Victor Blank, former chairman of Lloyds Banking Group, has called on businesses to recognise charity “not as an optional extra but as a core part of their responsibility”.
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