Age UK suspends energy tariff in face of widespread media criticism

Age UK suspends energy tariff in face of widespread media criticism

10 Feb 2016 | David Ainsworth

Age UK has suspended an energy deal it recommended to pensioners, and which a Sun investigation claimed led supporters to overpay for gas and electricity.


Age UK suspends energy tariff in face of widespread media criticism

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Hind: 'Large charities team might have spotted Kids Company'

The former chief executive of the Charity Commission suggested yesterday that the large charities team at the regulator might have spotted red flags in Kids Company’s accounts, if budget cuts had not forced it to be scrapped.

Over 4,750 charities late filing with the Charity Commission

A total of 4,753 charities are currently late filing their accounts or annual returns with the charity Commission, according to figures published on the Register of Charities.

Age Concern charities criticise Age UK over commercial deals

Heads of independent Age Concern charities have said that they chose not to merge with Age UK over fears about its commercial relationships.

‘Draconian’ new clause in government grant agreements bans charities from lobbying

The Cabinet Office has announced a new clause in government grant agreements which will ban charities from using grant money to lobby government and Parliament.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Peter Holbrook

Almost three-quarters (74 per cent) of social enterprise leaders would vote for Britain to stay in the European Union, while 67 per cent would be worried about access to European social funds if Britain left, a survey has revealed.

CAN to create £50m social investment fund

CAN has announced plans to launch a social investment fund worth £50m, following the growth it has seen in its investment portfolio.

CTG expresses concern over apprenticeship levy in Budget submission

The Charity Tax Group has warned the government that the apprenticeship levy will have a “disproportionate impact” on the charity sector in a submission ahead of the Budget.

MPs blame trustees, ministers and Commission for 'extraordinary catalogue of failures' at Kids Company

Kids Company collapsed because of an “extraordinary catalogue of failures”, MPs said in a highly critical report today, which recommends “radical” changes to charity regulation and government grant giving.

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