7 Oct 2014
The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 comes into force today, which limits the amount charities can spend on campaigning in the lead-up to the general election.
Sector leaders warned yesterday that charities need to get better at answering the public’s questions if the sector is to hold on to high levels of trust.
The sector’s code of good governance is no longer fit for purpose for large and complex charities and ought to be updated by its authors, according to CFG trustee and former Charity Commission policy chief Rosie Chapman.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has said it will implement tighter controls to prevent future cases of fraud against the charity after it paid several invoices for work that was never done.
It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.
Michael O’Toole, the first Crown Representative for the charity sector, has resigned after two years to become the new chief executive of Mentor, the youth drug and alcohol charity.
The chief executive of charity ShelterBox has warned that the execution of aid worker David Haines at the weekend will make the “whole third sector” measure its risks more cautiously.
Guide Dogs increased its fundraising income by 8 per cent to £71.4m last year, but spent more than £31.2m generating it – a rise in its fundraising costs of nearly 28 per cent.
The Charity Commission’s searchable online register of charities is due to launch in beta this autumn, after a four-month delay, as the organisation prepares to move its website to gov.uk.
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