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Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, has written to David Cameron demanding an inquiry into the “squandering” by the Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund of millions of pounds of public money on “questionable projects” run by Big Society Network.
Mark Goldring, chief executive of Oxfam, went undercover to find out what it’s like on the frontline, seeing how the charity’s money is raised spent, for the Channel 4 programme Undercover Boss.
Martin Brookes has left his post as director of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation “by mutual agreement” after 13 months in the job.
The National Association for Voluntary and Community Action’s chief executive Joe Irvin is stepping down from the role, to be temporarily replaced by deputy chief executive Neil Cleeveley.
Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.
My feelings about Mr Hurd precisely, and thank you, Gareth Thomas, for hanging onto this like a terrier with a weasel. The money needs to be paid back and heads should roll.
A charity chief executive who fraudulently claimed £885,00 in gift aid and spent it on buying and renovating a house was able to do so because trustees regularly signed blank cheques, the Charity Commission’s regulatory case report reveals.
Law firms Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell are to merge. Charles Russell Speechlys will open for business on 1 November.
Macmillan Cancer Support has topped the mid-year rankings for YouGov’s charity brand index, which measures people’s perceptions of charities throughout the year, but the ‘buzz’ scores for the top four charities are slightly lower than their average for 2013.
‘Social polluters’ such as alcohol, gambling and payday loan companies could be taxed to provide interest-free loans to innovators with early-intervention solutions to social problems, the Early Action Task Force has recommended.
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