29 Oct 2013
The Department for Work and Pensions should use some of the money it has saved on outcome payments in the first year of the Work Programme, to fund new services from specialist providers to help the most disadvantaged jobseekers engage with the Programme, an influential committee of MPs has said.
In July 2012, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts published his review of the Charities Act 2006. Tania Mason takes a whistlestop tour.
Lord Hodgson stands by the recommendation in his Charities Act review that charities with income of less than £25,000 should have to attach the prefix ‘small’ wherever their charity number appears, despite opposition from the sector.
The government has rejected Lord Hodgson’s recommendation to allow large charities to pay their trustees without authorisation from the Charity Commission.
Big Society indeed. Big bucks for the big players and let the rest of us, operating diligently and frugally, eat dust. I hope this story keeps its legs and congratulate those who continue to dig.
Recommendations by Lord Hodgson to brand small charities as 'small' on the Charity Commission register and unregistered charities as 'unregistered' on all correspondence, fundraising material and cheques have been criticised by a number of charity umbrella groups.
Sam Younger will reveal a new harder line in tackling the "habitual problem" of late filing at the Charity Commission's annual public meeting in London today.
The Public Administration Select Committee has begun a post-legislative scrutiny inquiry into the impact and implementation of the Charities Act 2006.
The ICAEW has responded to the Charity Commission’s consultation on charity registration by increasing the pressure on the sector regulator to abandon its Summary Information Return.