Society Diary: A knightly news tale, an overdue announcement and goodbye sweet Bubb
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Society Diary: A knightly news tale, an overdue announcement and goodbye sweet Bubb

22 Jul 2016

Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector.

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Society Diary: A knightly news tale, an overdue announcement and goodbye sweet Bubb

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What do charities have to hide on pay?

Just like in the UK, Irish charities have faced a spate of bad press focusing on pay. Tobin Aldrich bemoans a wall of silence from the sector, arguing that transparency is essential to maintain public trust.

Society Diary: A fight over sight and a scrap over cats

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector

Charities need to lobby the Electoral Commission on the new Lobbying Act

After a bruising battle, new rules on non-party campaigning have come into force.  Lawyer Simon Steeden says the sector now needs to turn its attention to the next front: ensuring that the Electoral Commission’s guidance is fit for purpose.

Name and shame charities under inquiry on the Register of Charities

All late-filing charities are clearly highlighted with a bright red border around their entry on the Charity Commission’s website. Kirsty Weakley asks why charities under a Commission investigation don't face the same treatment.

Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.

» The story in the Times isn't nonsense, the sector needs to sit up and take notice

Alex Massey, senior policy officer, Acevo

After a series of public maulings over abuse within charities, it's easy to see why the Charity Commission wants more powers, says Alex Massey. But he warns that the actions of a tiny minority should not lead to less independence for the whole charity sector.

Society Diary: A rower, a religious row, and a lack of er, rowmance

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector

Society Diary: A long-running fund and a non-running Tube

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector

Three Wise Men and their community groups

Robert Ashton reflects on how a Labourite, a Ukipper and a Liberal Democrat put aside politics for the benefit of community groups in their area.

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