13 Nov 2014
The Charity Commission will receive £9m of extra funding over the next three years, as well as new powers to bar trustees and shut down charities, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.
Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, has been appointed the chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, while Sharon Allen, chief executive of Skills for Care, has been appointed vice-chair.
The Charity Commission will take no action against the trustees of Society Network Foundation, even though it found that the Foundation’s accounts were not Sorp-compliant and that it varied the use of a government grant without obtaining written permission.
Guidance released today by the Scottish charity regulator on political campaigning suggests charities should be allowed a strong right to campaign, and confirms that Scottish charities can influence both central and local government.
With comments like those, maybe he should resign.
The Charity Retail Association has appointed Martin Blackwell, who is currently chief executive of the Association of Town and City Management, to succeed Warren Alexander at the helm of the organisation.
Almost half of Charity Commission employees were among public sector workers on strike yesterday as members of the Public and Commercial Services Union walked out over the public sector pay freeze.
The chair of the Big Lottery Fund’s risk committee was an adviser to Big Society Network when he was appointed to the BIG board by the Cabinet Office in December 2012, BIG has confirmed.
The National Audit Office has opened a fresh investigation into the funding of Big Society Network, to establish whether the issues identified in its first report indicate “wider systemic problems” within government and the Big Lottery Fund.
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