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Three-quarters of social enterprises would vote for Britain to stay in the EU, survey says

4 Feb 2016 | Alice Sharman

Almost three-quarters (74 per cent) of social enterprise leaders would vote for Britain to stay in the European Union, while 67 per cent would be worried about access to European social funds if Britain left, a survey has revealed.

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CAN to create £50m social investment fund

CAN has announced plans to launch a social investment fund worth £50m, following the growth it has seen in its investment portfolio.

CTG expresses concern over apprenticeship levy in Budget submission

The Charity Tax Group has warned the government that the apprenticeship levy will have a “disproportionate impact” on the charity sector in a submission ahead of the Budget.

MPs blame trustees, ministers and Commission for 'extraordinary catalogue of failures' at Kids Company

Kids Company collapsed because of an “extraordinary catalogue of failures”, MPs said in a highly critical report today, which recommends “radical” changes to charity regulation and government grant giving.

CFG condemns Commission for lack of consultation on updated reserves  guidance

The Charity Commission has updated its trustee guidance on reserves, CC19, but the Charity Finance Group has objected to its failure to consult on it first and expressed concerns that it could make the sector less resilient.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Total Big Society Capital payouts nearly doubled to £68m in 2015

The amount of social investment funding paid out by Big Society Capital (BSC) since its inception has nearly doubled over the last year, reaching £68m by the end of 2015, according to new figures.

Met investigation finds ‘no evidence’ of abuse in Kids Company inquiry

The Metropolitan Police investigation into allegations at abuse at Kids Company has closed after it found no evidence of any criminal behaviour.

BBC to air documentary about fall of Kids Company next week

A new documentary which follows Camila Batmanghelidjh during the collapse of Kids Company is set to air on BBC One next Wednesday.

 True and Fair Report shows we need more chief executives and trustees to defend charities, says top auditor

A top sector auditor is asking charity leaders to unite in a more proactive response to press criticism, after drawing a positive reaction to his critique of a flawed Daily Telegraph front page article attacking charities.

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