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Society Diary: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's a charity minister

11 Apr 2014 | David Ainsworth

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

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Society Diary: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's a charity minister

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"But that's why we have a CEO ...."!

Tim Rutherford looks at lessons trustees can learn from the fraudulent activity at Astonbrook Housing Association.

Help! Our chief executive is charged with fraud

A chief executive appears to have been involved in a major fraud case and the charity faces losing their leader. Lizzie Jones advises the board how to redeem the situation.

Chairman's Corner: Benefit of the doubt?

A troubled chair of a small charity which is heavily reliant on its trustees for funding is faced with the dilemma that one of the members may have been wrongly accused of shoplifting. The Chairman offers some welcomed advice.

Too good to be true?

An anxious chair is unsure whether or not to accept a substantial strings-attached donation.

Flexible working rests on the buy-in of the workforce and mutual benefit of the arrangements. There is no mutual benefit for employees in zero-hours. It is a wholly one-sided arrangement. I have yet to meet a single third sector employee who wants zero-hours.

» What charities should know about zero-hour contracts

Too much trust

Trustees need to gain assurance from a variety of sources that the information they receive from management is reliable. Charles Cox reports on a case of systematic fraud at the highest level.

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