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DWP promises measures to improve charities’ experience of the Work Programme

18 Dec 2014 | David Ainsworth

The Department for Work and Pensions has agreed to introduce measures expected to improve the Work Programme for voluntary sector sub-contractors, according to a response document published today.

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Sir Stephen Bubb, CEO of Acevo

Chief executives’ body Acevo saw a 10 per cent drop in membership in the year to March 2014, and a fall in income for the fifth successive year, according to its annual report and accounts filed today.

Government commits another £2.3m to support Kew

Nick Clegg yesterday announced an additional £2.3m of funding to support Kew Gardens’ botanical research and plant science, just ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on its funding.

Campbell Robb, CEO of Shelter

The three-day strike planned by Unite members at Shelter has been averted at the eleventh hour after the charity’s management made a fresh pay offer.

Make a Difference Day 2011

Volunteering charity CSV has admitted that its pension deficit is its biggest risk in the future even though it recently paid £2.2m into the scheme from the fire sale of its properties.

So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.

» Finsbury Park Mosque told its bank account will be closed by HSBC

Gamh

The mental health charity Glasgow Association of Mental Health is facing funding cuts of 40 per cent, following a decision by Glasgow City Council last Thursday.

Virgin Money

Virgin Money announced a new charitable foundation yesterday to support communities in the North East of England.

Six-month delay for 20 per cent tax on direct mail fundraising

Changes in the VAT rules around direct mail fundraising which would have cost the charity sector tens of millions of pounds a year will not now be introduced until April 2015, the Charity Tax Group has said.

Charities must think carefully about ethical investment policies, Acevo commission says

Charities with investment assets must involve their whole organisation in an active conversation about whether to invest ethically, a commission established by chief executives body Acevo has said.

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