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Children's centre numbers fell by 800 after almost £500m of cuts, says Barnardo's

22 May 2015 | Emily Corfe

Almost a quarter of children’s centres across the UK have been forced to close or merge as a result of government funding cuts over the past five years, according to children’s charity Barnardo’s.

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Martin Brookes, chief executive, New Philanthropy Capital

New Philanthropy Capital chief executive Martin Brookes has used the Charity Awards-winning project Volunteers in Child Protection as the basis of a new report that aims to help charities stave off funding cuts in the forthcoming public spending round.

New website aims to make register of charities more accessible

A new website has been launched which is attempting to make the Charity Commission’s register of charities available in a clearer and more accessible way.

Sam Younger, Charity Commission chief executive

The Charity Commission’s new chief executive is unfazed by the prospect of wielding the hatchet that is poised to fall on the regulator’s activities – and is convinced there will be opportunities to create new services as well as cut old ones. Tania Mason reports.

Government vows to make charity land sales easier

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A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.

» Former Citizens Advice chief David Harker dies

BP one of eight companies dropped from FTSE4Good index

The FTSE4Good Global Index Series has added 13 companies to its list and removed eight, including oil giant BP.

Chancellor George Osborne, copyright M Holland

Acevo has written to Chancellor George Osborne urging him to set up a ‘fairness panel’ of civil society leaders who will examine the proposed spending review figures to ensure that the most vulnerable people are not unduly penalised.

Direct Debit non-payments to charities drop

The number of direct debit payments to charity which fail have fallen, now amounting to just 1 per cent of scheduled payments.

National Trust Seaton Delaval Hall. Credit Phil Lindsay

The National Trust had its best ever financial performance last year, according to the charity’s 2009/10 annual report published today.

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