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No evidence of criminality at Tower Hamlets, say police

17 Apr 2014 | Alice Sharman

The Metropolitan Police has said that there is “no credible evidence of criminality” following an investigation into allegations that the London Borough of Tower Hamlets gave out charity grants to gain electoral success.


No evidence of criminality at Tower Hamlets, say police

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Boswell 'lobbied for years' to change research centre funding system

Institute of Fundraising chief executive Lindsay Boswell had been lobbying for changes to the Centre for Charitable Giving’s funding system since before the centre was set up, he has revealed after resigning from the organisation’s board.

WRVS sets up fraud response team as recession bites

WRVS has established a fraud response team with representatives drawn from four different departments in order to tackle the changing nature of fraudulent activity going on both inside and outside the charity.

'Resilient' charities have maintained income levels, says survey

Half of UK charities say their income has not changed in the past year, while a further 30 per cent have experienced a drop of less than 10 per cent , according a new survey by accountants Baker Tilly.

Boswell departs Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy in protest over funding

Lindsay Boswell has left the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy, frustrated by a lack of funding for fundraising-related research, and will set up his own thinktank within the Institute of Fundraising.

I would support the involvement of stakeholders in the debate on pay but it does also need to involve chairs as they are the ones who understand the realisties of hiring the quality of staff that charities need to prosper.

» Nick Brooks: Donors, not chairs, should set pay guidance

Lawyers warn free wills could breach code as RAC launches new campaign

Remember A Charity has launched a new campaign targeting professional will providers just as a law firm warns solicitors against providing free wills for charity.

ICO under pressure to clarify telephone fundraising rules

The Information Commissioner’s Office is to come under pressure to clarify rules on telephone fundraising following a summit in late November.

£3m raised in two hours on Big Give match fund

More than £3m has been donated to charity in just over two hours in the first day of the Big Give’s match fund challenge.

Universal payroll giving idea backed by business

Seventy per cent of business leaders support the idea of a universal payroll giving scheme, but the Charities Aid Foundation is holding off from lobbying for the creation of such a scheme.

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