Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey
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Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey

27 Feb 2015 | Hugh Radojev

A survey conducted by nfpSynergy has found that Britons prefer to shop at charity shops rather than using online marketplaces like eBay or Gumtree.

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Big Society ministerial committee to cut right through government

The ministerial committee on the Big Society that was announced by civil society minister Nick Hurd last week will comprise ministers from each and every government department, the Office for Civil Society has confirmed.

Cuts put Big Society agenda at risk, says Hurd

Nick Hurd warned yesterday that the Big Society agenda is under threat by government cutbacks and asked charities and the voluntary sector for its trust and flexibility.

Social enterprise network for North-East launches

A new network aimed at boosting social enterprise activity in North-East England has launched.

Sector needs specifics not rhetoric from government, demands peer

Liberal Democrat peer Lord Newby has called for specific measures from the government to support charities, co-operatives and social enterprises.

It seems to be a rather British trait that we often don't tell people how much we value and appreciate them until after they've died - I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to celebrate Dan's successes with him at the 200th anniversary celebrations and that he was properly acknowledged by all at the Charity Awards 2014. RIP Dan - you'll be missed.

» Daniel Phelan: Publisher, editor, social entrepreneur, intellectual

Insolvent refugee charity fails in High Court bid for interim relief

A High Court judge yesterday refused to order the Legal Services Commission to pay £600,000 to ensure that clients formerly represented by Refugee and Migrant Justice can continue to be represented by the charity’s staff until their cases are transferred to other law firms.

Northern Ireland charity registration may be delayed until next year

The implementation of the new regulatory structure for charities in Northern Ireland is facing severe delays, after a technical issue with the legislation emerged which may require it to go back through the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Hind warns sector advisers they may receive less Commission help in future

Charity Commission chief executive Andrew Hind has told the sector’s professional advisers they can expect less help from the regulator in future due to funding cuts.

Give large charities incentive to support welfare reform, says Bubb

Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo has said the Big Society will be a ‘charade’ if it means the state retrenches and leaves the voluntary sector to pick up the pieces.

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