12 Nov 2015
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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Proposals to allow the Charity Commission more powers to ban people from becoming trustees or officers of charities are a "huge regulatory land grab" and should be scrapped, a letter to peers has said.
Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.
Various sector bodies have echoed concerns, which were highlighted by the National Audit Office in its follow-up report on the Charity Commission, about the risk that the board’s “continuing close involvement in executive matters could become the norm”.
The Charity Commission has proposed that charities should have to disclose their campaign spending and public sector income in their Annual Returns.
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?
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.
The Charity Commission has been criticised by charity infrastructure bodies who say it “torpedoed” an amendment to exempt charities from the lobbying bill.
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