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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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Department of Health rules NHS cannot use "preferred providers"

The Department of Health has told NHS commissioners that they must not prefer providers from any one sector, and should instead be non-discriminatory and seek to remove barriers to third sector participation.

Public service coordination project extended but needs more voluntary sector involvement

Civil society organisations can have a “key role” in protecting public services by taking an active involvement in the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Total Place project, according to a report on the 13 pilot schemes.

Technical briefing: Scottish charity accounting regime changes

In April 2009, the Scottish Government issued a consultation paper which asked a number of questions about charity regulation, the powers of OSCR, and charity accounting regulations. The outcome is some proposed changes to the 2006 Regulations.

Co-operative Financial Services to administer unclaimed assets fund

Co-operative Financial Services has been appointed to set up and administer the dormant bank accounts reclaim fund that will provide money for new Big Lottery grants and eventually provide the funding cornerstone for the Social Investment Wholesale Bank.

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

Chancellor announces tax relief on donations to EU charities

The government paved the way for more cross-border donating today as it announced in its 2010 Budget report that UK charity tax reliefs will be extended to charities and amateur sports clubs in Europe, Norway and Iceland.

Commission ordered to pay Catholic Care legal costs

The Charity Commission has been ordered to pay initial legal costs of £50,000 to Catholic Care (Diocese of Leeds) after losing its case in the High Court last week.

Dame Suzi cautions sector on 'unrealistic' optimism

Charity Commission chair Dame Suzi Leather has warned that the optimism that has been displayed by charities that responded to the regulator’s latest survey may be “misplaced”, given the scale of the public spending cuts to come.

Charity Commission u-turn on legacy advice

The Charity Commission has ruled that the JNF Charitable Trust can draw up wills for free in return for a bequest to the charity, despite Commission guidance advising against the practice.

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