18 Sep 2014
Ciaran Devane, chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, is to leave after seven years as chief executive to head up the British Council.
Wage bill savings at the Charity Commission have finally outweighed the direct costs of making a third of its staff redundant. But Tania Mason wonders if it is a false economy.
Half a million people who volunteer in their local community should be given council tax rebates, the Local Government Association has recommended.
The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into grant-giver the Catalyst Trust over concerns about more than £60,000 of “unexplained transactions” and whether the charity has been used for private benefits.
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.
Two trustees of an organisation intended to channel funds to veterinary charity the PDSA spent part of the money on fees for their own professional services, according to a Charity Commission inquiry report published yesterday.
The trustees of a Jehovah’s Witness congregation accused of letting a convicted paedophile question his victims have requested a review of the Charity Commission’s decision to open a statutory inquiry into the charity.
PTA-UK has revealed that it turned down an invitation from Big Society Network to be a partner in its ill-fated Social Action Fund bid because BSN had intimated, at a meeting at 10 Downing Street, that its grant was “virtually guaranteed”, which PTA-UK thought seemed like “a fix”.
A company owned by the chair of Big Society Network donated services totalling more than £54,000 to the Conservative Party just before and after the last election.
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