29 Oct 2013
St Andrew’s Healthcare, one of the largest charities in the UK, has been told by commissioners that calling itself a social enterprise will help it win contracts.
Commissioner for the Compact Sir Bert Massie will mark his presence online with a new blog set to be launched on the Compact website later this year.
A children's charity has condemned a comment by Conservative leader David Cameron that adults hosting youngsters on exchange visits should not always have to undergo enhanced criminal records checks.
Further evidence is emerging that the economic slowdown is affecting the voluntary sector, as VSO reports potential volunteers dropping out to keep their jobs and social services charities record increased demand for their services.
Sadly fraud is a fact of life but is always more shocking when the employee works for a charity. It is essential to ensure proper double entry book keeping, if your staff team is too small for proper division of labour, hire a professional by the hour to scrutinise your control accounts.
Two charities have taken the government to the High Court this week to challenge its failure to lift vulnerable people out of fuel poverty.
The government has rejected calls for the estimated £500m left in dormant bank accounts to be used to bolster the balance sheets of ailing banks during the current crisis.
The government should set up a £500m emergency fund to help charities working with those affected by the economic downturn, according to Acevo chief executive Stephen Bubb.