Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

21 Oct 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

Age UK spent £1.81m on 120 redundancies in 2014, on top of £1.17m last year, as part of a review of the structure of the organisation, according to its latest annual accounts.


Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

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Celebrities to serve at Oxfam's Selfridges store

Oxfam is collaborating with the A-list to open "Britain's biggest charity pop-up shop" in the famous Selfridges department store in London. For the first week customers will not only be able to purchase items pre-owned by celebrities, but will be served by them as well.

Dreams founder unveils new charity 'hub' in Bucks

The founder of bedrooms business Dreams has set up a new charity which is developing a 12-acre property in Buckinghamshire that he hopes will become home to up to 30 different charities.

Charity expenses story 'highlights risk to public trust'

The story in last week’s national newspapers accusing directors of the charity E-Act of making extortionate expense claims proves that the expenses issue remains a threat to the sector’s reputation, according to IT consultant John Tate.

New charity shop model will let customers choose who benefits

A new model of charity shop that opened in south London last week intends eventually to give its customers the opportunity to choose the organisations that benefit from the takings.

Tax avoidance may be legal, but it is still obnoxious. And the rest of us pay additional tax as a result. If I were asked whether the accountants and legal experts who set up these schemes are 'fit and proper persons', I know what my answer would be.

» Definition of charity for tax purposes 'attacks charities, not tax avoiders'

Concessionary water charges for the voluntary sector made law

Charity campaigners have finally won concessionary water charges for the voluntary sector after a two-year battle led by the Scout Association and church groups.

Technical briefing: New Data Protection Act penalties

New powers for the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to impose monetary penalties of up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) came into force on 6 April. Rachel Holmes explains.

Northern Ireland Charity Commission appoints chief executive

Frances McCandless, former director of policy at the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, has been confirmed as the first permanent chief executive of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

New regions added to community asset transfer scheme

A further 20 local authorities and their civil society partners are to develop plans for community asset transfer after being chosen for support through the Advancing Assets for Communities programme.

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