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The Charity Commission's board now needs to become more strategic

31 Oct 2014 | Dorothy Dalton

Dorothy Dalton suggests that it is time for the Charity Commission's board to be less hands on focus on securing more funding for the regulator.

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The government is failing on its promise to consult the sector when preparing policy

Bert Massie looks at the Compact, the agreement between the government and the voluntary and community sector. This article is part of a series on the future of the voluntary sector being published by Civil Society News ahead of the publication of  a collection of essays by Civil Exchange.

Society Diary: Ex-charities minister attacks Michael Gove for taking part in charity dog contest

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

Councils need to stop trying to control everything and respect the community sector’s independence

Richard Bridge examines the relationships between local authorities and community groups. This article is part of a series on the future of the voluntary sector being published by Civil Society News ahead of the publication of  a collection of essays by Civil Exchange.

Civil society organisations across Europe are seeing their independence come under threat

Voluntary organisations across Europe are coming under pressure from governments not to campaign on issues, warns Heidi Sandberg. This article is part of a series on the future of the voluntary sector being published by Civil Society News ahead of the publication of  a collection of essays by Civil Exchange.

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

Society Diary: Naked except for a baffled sheep

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

Focus on ‘independence’ should not distract us from the fact that charities should deliver more public services

Sir Stephen Bubb says that the voluntary sector needs to be at the heart of designing and delivering public services. This article is part of a series on the future of the voluntary sector being published by Civil Society News ahead of the publication of  a collection of essays by Civil Exchange.

The Electoral Commission's proposals for monitoring employee Twitter use are unworkable

The Electoral Commission has said charities will have to record their employees’ Twitter use, if those organisations have asked their employees to campaign. David Ainsworth says the rules don't make sense.

Society Diary:$30m sculpture not donated to museum because it won’t fit inside

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

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