13 Sep 2016
Commission opens investigation after reports of charity founder claiming olive oil had healing powers
19 Aug 2016
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The Charity Commission has appointed an interim manager to oversee the winding up of the Park Charitable Trust, which is under statutory inquiry over concerns about its investment tactics.
The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a charity that spent nothing on charitable activities, but almost £1m on raising money and governance, while claiming that olive oil had healing powers.
Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector.
Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, said he was “disappointed” to see Shawcross “underestimating the impact of Brexit”, in a letter to the Financial Times.
Rick Clement, founder and trustee of military charity A Soldier’s Journey, has admited that he was “naïve” in trusting a fundraising agency but denied that he took money from the organisation.
There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.
The Charity Commission has published a news story announcing it will no longer display documents received by post and email on the online register of charities, before retracting it and saying it is inaccurate an hour later.
The Charity Commission has confirmed that it has “engaged” with the Royal British Legion and is seeking clarification over its dispute with its women’s section in light of recent media attention.
Acevo has appointed a recruitment agency, Attenti, to help it find its next chief executive and the deadline to submit an application is 25 September.
A number of branches of the Royal British Legion's women's sections have dissolved in an ongoing protest at plans to merge the volunteer body back into the wider charity.
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