7 Oct 2014
A new membership group was launched today to support the growth of health and social care charities and reduce their costs.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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