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It's time for the sector to front up and prove it has nothing to hide

19 Aug 2014 | Dan Corry

The sector's representative bodies must be bolder in telling the Charity Commission what they think of the proposed annual return reforms, says Dan Corry.

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Largesse or ligature? Do corporate boards really get charity?

The structure surrounding a charity embedded in a corporate host can pay dividends, but to what extent does it also limit the charity's potential? David Philpott muses.

Claris D'cruz

Claris D'cruz explains what the Upper Tribunal's decision means for charitable independent schools.

Eton College

The Independent Schools Council was the real winner of the Upper Tribunal hearing into public benefit of private schools, no matter how others might spin it, says Tania Mason.

Is David Cameron's Big Society dead?

There's been highs, there's been lows, but increasingly, the Big Society is receiving negative coverage, and there's even hints that the Conservatives are giving up on David Cameron's flagship programme. civilsociety.co.uk takes you through the Big Society story so far, and invites you to share your thoughts...

Has the taxpayer gained? I don't think so - the small savings to the Treasury (after the redundancy costs) are far outweighed by the damaging consequences of an under-resourced charity regulator.

» The cuts don't work

A Swan song for volunteers? Not on my watch

The value of a charity is demonstrated at the very frontline with its volunteers, says David Philpott, as he marks the efforts of a stalwart member of the team. 

Winners of the inaugural Save the Children Corporate Business Awards

Save the Children recently launched its inaugural Corporate Business Awards programme. But why is it necessary? Douglas Rouse, director of corporate partnerships at the charity, explains.

Karl Wilding, NCVO head of research

Regulation is not the role of umbrella bodies, and the Charity Commission is wrong to expect all charities to become a member, says NCVO head of research Karl Wilding.

Alex Swallow, trustee of Centre404

Alex Swallow is one of that rare breed – a young trustee.  He is determined to spread the word and encourage more young people to get involved.


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