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Shawcross reappointed as chair of the Charity Commission

29 Jan 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office, has reappointed William Shawcross as chair of Charity Commission for a second three-year term.

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Acevo calls for sector to reject NCVO proposal on political affiliation

Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, has called on the voluntary sector to reject NCVO’s recommendation that charity chief executives should ask trustees and senior staff to declare their political affiliations.

Lobbying Act leading charities to scale down campaigning, says report

The Lobbying Act is tying charities in unnecessary red tape and has led several large and medium-sized charities to scale down their campaigning activities, according to a report released today.

Commission case reports 'are misleading and risk damaging charities'

The Charity Commission’ announcements about charities it investigates are misleading and risk unnecessarily damaging charities' reputations, a senior charity lawyer has warned.

Data protection

Charities associated with the Victims Services Alliance (VSA) must take more steps to comply with data protection requirements, according to a report by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.

» Public service contract culture undermines volunteers, new report claims

Fat Cat (credit brokinhrt2)

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

Focus on the practical, MP Mordaunt tells charities

Penny Mordaunt MP has urged charities to keep the focus on “practical things” in the lead-up to the general election.

Charities afraid to speak out over fears of funding cuts, according to NCIA report

A report released today by the National Council for Independent Action finds that charities hold back their campaigning activities over fears that they could face sanctions.

Martyn Rose

English National Opera has announced that its chair, Martyn Rose, will step down on 15 February after just two years in the post.

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