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The Big Society Network saga needs further digging

25 Jul 2014 | Richard Caulfield

Richard Caulfield was suspicious about the independence of Big Society Network way back in 2010.


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Colin Nee takes top job at Reprieve

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Vetting and barring review

Charities should continue with their current checking procedures despite the halting of the vetting and barring scheme, say Nick Burrows and Rosie Brass.

Charity Commission updates guidance on serious incident reporting

New guidance released by the Charity Commission has relaxed rules on reporting minor fraud and theft but asserts that charities with annual income over £25,000 must inform the Charity Commission of any serious incident within their Annual Returns.

Commission releases £1.5m property bought by non-valid trustees

A £1.5m London property held by the Official Custodian for Charities has been released back to Waltham Forest Islamic Association following a 16-month Charity Commission inquiry.

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» RNLI legacy income rises to record £118m

Charity Finance Function Survey 2010: Cutting one's cloth

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Tendering success for service deliveries

Michael O’Toole, the new chief executive of the sector’s contract management agency 3SC, tells Vibeka Mair that the looming public spending cuts are a double-edged sword for service-delivery charities.

Building on Guides and Scouts' VAT success

Girlguiding UK and the Scout Association have been in discussions with HMRC on the VAT charged for their buildings for over two years. Vibeka Mair talks to Simon Evans about the success which could affect all similar membership charities.

New research challenges belief in 'Tescoisation' of sector

The Third Sector Research Centre and the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy have released a new report which suggests that the biggest charities are not becoming increasingly dominant in the voluntary sector.

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