Whistleblower blows whistle on former employer; regulator takes an interest
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Whistleblower blows whistle on former employer; regulator takes an interest

1 Apr 2015

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a Yorkshire community handicraft charity after an ex-employee alleged it was a front for money laundering.

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No decision on music licensing exemption before September

Plans to remove the exemption for charities on music licensing fees has again been delayed, with a spokesman for the Intellectual Property Office stating that the government hasn’t made a decision yet.

New social retail bank 'could unlock £1.5bn in social investment'

A new report from Acevo and Social Investment Business advises the government to create a Social Investment Retail Bank to be financed with government funds managed by Social Investment Business.

Interpal wins High Court case against Sunday Express claims of terror links

Interpal, a relief and development charity for Palestinians, has won a High Court battle against Express Newspapers which falsely accused it of supporting Hamas.

Hurd suggests Big Society Bank could have a time limit

Nick Hurd has speculated that the Big Society Bank may not be a bank and could come to an end once its purpose of helping to develop a social investment market has been served.

Charity Finance was (and is) a truly proper read for anyone working in this industry. It was like Daniel himself - decent, informative, full of integrity and with a sprinkling of humour to lighten the load.

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

Charities advised to focus on short-term gain of early intervention

Charities should focus on short-term savings they can make to local government when making the case for early intervention projects, according to civil servants.

A quarter of US charities could lose tax-exempt status

The US government has begun revoking the tax-exempt status of non-profit organisations that have not filed their annual returns for the last three years.

Ministers discuss importance of the Compact at first Big Society meeting

Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office, chaired the first Big Society ministerial group meeting today, which looked at each government department's contribution to the Big Society and the importance and effectiveness of the Compact.

Nall to leave Children's Society for NHS role

Charles Nall, finance director of the Children’s Society and chair of Charity Finance Directors' Group, is to take up a new job as finance director at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

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