Media scrutiny of the charity sector in 2014
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Media scrutiny of the charity sector in 2014

12 Dec 2014 | Alice Sharman

Civil Society News is bringing you a festive countdown in the run-up to Christmas. On the seventh day we look at some examples of the heightened media scrutiny that the sector has received this year.

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David Davison highlights a recent age discrimination case and warns charities about the potential costs of participating in public sector pensions schemes.

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Tania Mason takes issue with one of the Leadership 20:20 Commission’s recommendations.

Lord Paul Myners

Charities should steer clear of employing too many fund managers, Lord Paul Myners told an audience of charity finance professionals at this year's Charity Investment Forum yesterday.

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The NCVO's Civil Society Almanac has exposed a critical need to rely on community volunteers and the sector must respond, says Paul Emery.

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