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Work Programme architect is new director of Office for Civil Society

30 Sep 2014 | Tania Mason

Helen Stephenson is leaving her post as director of the Office for Civil Society and being replaced by Mark Fisher, currently social justice director at the Department for Work and Pensions.

 

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Bidding to reduce costs

Cancer Research UK has saved more than £2.5 million a year by using online auctions to purchase office supplies, IT hardware and laboratory consumables.

Mencap care staff strike over pay

Employees at five care homes run by mental health charity Mencap in Wakefield staged a 48-hour walkout following a pay dispute last weekend.

Shelter staff on strike at threat of dismissal

Contract rebels at homelessness charity Shelter have been told they will be out of a job if they refuse to accept amended pay and working conditions by the end of the month. While the charity is stressing that no employee has yet been relieved of their duties, staff are being informed that a failure to sign the new contract before it comes into force on 1 April will effectively result in their dismissal.

Charities more confident about recession than businesses, survey shows

Charity leaders are much more confident than their private sector counterparts about their organisation's ability to ride out any economic turbulence in the coming months, according to the NCVO's first Charity Forecast Survey.

Tax avoidance may be legal, but it is still obnoxious. And the rest of us pay additional tax as a result. If I were asked whether the accountants and legal experts who set up these schemes are 'fit and proper persons', I know what my answer would be.

» Definition of charity for tax purposes 'attacks charities, not tax avoiders'

Northern Rock Foundation cuts back

Northern rock foundation has confirmed that it is cutting back planned expenditure by up to £9m due to the uncertainties over its future levels of funding.

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