18 Sep 2014
The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust has been granted permission to appeal against the agreed system of compensation for victims of the presenter, despite not being obliged to pay any money out itself.
Diane Sim reports on above average returns for the leading charities despite the poor investment climate.
Sir Bert Massie has promised that the refreshed Compact will not be a "government fig leaf to cover the imbalance of power with themselves and the voluntary sector".
Implementing and embedding the new refreshed Compact is the next step for a new decade of government and voluntary sector partnership, according toSimon Blake, chair of Compact Voice.
The first qualitative evaluation of the first four years of the ChangeUp programme has revealed that the local infrastructure groups that swallowed up much of the funding made very little attempt to measure the programme's effect on frontline charities.
Basically it looks like the government stuffing public money into their friend's pockets without actually expecting them to do anything for it.
Moving British Waterways out of the public sector and into the voluntary sector would create the 13th-largest charity by income and the fifth-largest fundraising charity, according to a new report outlining the pros and cons of the idea.
The percentage of charities which would recommend their accounting software supplier to another charity is at an all-time high of 78 per cent, in this year's Charity Accounting Software Survey. Yet for small charities, those with turnover of less than £1m, the rate is just 56 per cent. Diane Sim reports.
The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee, as expected, left interest rates on hold at 0.5 per cent at its January meeting and deferred its decision on whether to expand the asset purchase programme until next month.