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Scope cleared of wrongdoing over care home closures

3 Sep 2015 | Emily Corfe

Disability charity Scope has been cleared of wrongdoing over its programme of care home closures, the Charity Commission announced today.

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Society Diary: Ed Sheeran to work in a charity shop, talking animals, and the rambling Bubb

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

Acevo’s membership increases for the first time in six years

The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations has reported that its membership is up 4 per cent, while its income has continued to gradually decline.

Frances O’Grady and Megan Dunn

The National Union of Students and Trades Union Congress have signed a partnership to run joint trade union and student movement campaigns over the coming year.

Joe Saxton, founder, nfp Synergy

Public trust in charities is at its lowest since 2007 with just half of people saying that they trust not-for-profit groups, according to a survey by the research consultancy nfpSynergy.

They need to look outside their own organisation and look at others who are doing similar work to see if they are doing it better or more efficiently. If they are, that doesn't mean they should immediately close or seek to merge but it does mean that something needs to change.

» 'If you aren't making a difference, it's okay to call it a day', Commission chief executive says

Charities see charging for regulation as a ‘burden’, survey suggests

Charities fear that having to pay for their regulator would be a "damaging burden" on resources, according to a survey conducted by the Directory of Social Change.  

Group structures: considerations for trustees

Elizabeth Davis and Kirsteen Hook examine issues faced by trustees working with large complex networks.

Camilla Batmanghelidjh

Kids Company closed in August, following a turbulent year including child sex abuse allegations, accusations of financial mismanagement and the forced resignation of its chief executive.

Commission investigates two charities over 'significant discrepancies' in income

The Charity Commission is investigating two Harrow-based charities for “significant discrepancies” in the charities' incomes and financial management.

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