13 Nov 2014
Jay Kennedy is head of policy at the Directory of Social Change. Kennedy joined the organisation in 2003 as a researcher and now has responsibility for a range of DSC activities, including delivering on its Great Giving campaign. Prior to joining the DSC he worked both in the US and UK as an academic and for local government associations.
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The Charity Commission has proposed that charities should have to disclose their campaign spending and public sector income in their Annual Returns.
5 Feb 2014
Umbrella bodies have agreed with the Public Accounts Committee's verdict that the Charity Commission needs reform, but have hit out at its “unhelpful” and “irresponsible” language.
The Daily Mail has attacked the level of chief executive pay at Save the Children International and Marie Stopes International.
Sector umbrellas have complained about the Commission’s intervention into the lobbying bill, saying it illustrates a lack of support for charities. Leon Ward wonders if the sector is having an identity crisis on behalf of the Charity Commission.
Few beyond NCVO believe in the Compact - and for NCVO it is about marketshare and has little to do with the interests of the sector. I wonder how many of their 30 pieces of OCS silver are left?
The Charity Commission has been criticised by charity infrastructure bodies who say it “torpedoed” an amendment to exempt charities from the lobbying bill.
Last week, the Charity Commission’s surprise intervention on the lobbying bill caused much disconcertion within the charity sector. Alex Massey, senior policy officer at Acevo, explains why.
The Directory of Social Change leapt to the defence of the Charity Commission yesterday following the news that its funding settlement is to be cut by a further 6 per cent in two years’ time.
Representatives from the Office for Civil Society, including Nick Hurd, ignored calls for their input into the evaluation of the Compact overseen by the Commission for the Compact as its final act before closing its doors on 31 March.
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