If self-regulation cannot work the Commission could regulate fundraising, says Shawcross
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If self-regulation cannot work the Commission could regulate fundraising, says Shawcross 1

3 Aug 2015 | Hugh Radojev

William Shawcross has said that if the self-regulation of fundraising cannot be sorted out then the Charity Commission could do it - if the government provided it with extra resources.

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If self-regulation cannot work the Commission could regulate fundraising, says Shawcross

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The Royal British Legion has suspended operations with fundraising agency Magnum Direct, and the Fundraising Standards Board has opened an investigation, following an undercover report by the Mail on Sunday.

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Diabetes UK believes it is the first charity to offer its membership content by text message in return for a monthly £3 donation.

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R Fundraising’s former employees will not be paid for their last month’s work, but the company says they will be fully recompensed by a government redundancy payment service scheme.

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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations launches its review into self-regulated fundraising

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has launched its informal review into Scottish fundraising, to determine whether self-regulation in the sector is effective.

£1m new fund makes grants available to charities working with young people

A fund worth more than £1m is open to application today for charities working to support and encourage youth social action.

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