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The Irish government has appointed Úna Ní Dhubhghaill as the first chief executive for the Charities Regulatory Authority and expects the organisation to be set up by the end of 2014.
A House of Commons committee will propose amending the lobbying bill to increase the amount campaigners can spend, according to a report published today.
Unison members at social work charity Choice Support have voted to strike over cuts to their pay, with the union saying the cuts are unjustified as nine directors at the charity earn "astronomical salaries".
Gerald Edmund has been jailed for two years for stealing funds from his own church after getting tricked into believing he had inherited money in an internet scam.
Think tanks should be required by law to list all their donors and the amount of their donations, every year. We would probably find that, indirectly, they are as heavily funded by government as charities but with a lot less value to society.
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 Republic of Ireland last week announced emergency plans to set up a charity regulator by Easter this year, following a national scandal at a disability charity.
The independence of the voluntary sector is “undervalued and under serious threat”, according to a report published today.
SCVO has called for plans to introduce a lobbying bill in Scotland to be scrapped, but other charities have indicated their support for a register of lobbyists.
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