18 Sep 2014
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.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has proposed a new bill which he says will offer extra protection to volunteers. Charity lawyer Sarah Bull questions whether the new rules are necessary.
The Charity Commission is being used by politicians as a tool to silence criticism, the umbrella body for Scottish charities has said.
The chief executive of Acevo has warned of “concerted attacks” against Oxfam and the Trussell Trust, with letters to the Times, the Charity Commission and Acevo members accusing MPs of attempting to curtail charities’ rights to free speech.
Dr Helen Mary Stephenson, director of the Office for Civil Society and Stephen Sutton, who raised over £4m for the Teenage Cancer Trust, have been recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours.
"Stick to their knitting". Who on earth do you think you are Mr Newmark. You've probably just plummeted the Conservative Party so far down the polls they'll never recover.
Last week the Trussell Trust revealed it was told to temper its criticism or the government might try to shut it down. David Ainsworth says MPs cannot expect to muzzle the sector while stepping up their own criticism.
Michael Norton, the founder of the Directory of Social Change and architect or founder of untold more civil society organisations and initiatives, was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Charity Awards this year.
A coterie of Charity Awards judges past and present, along with past winners of the Outstanding Achievement Award, paid a special tribute to Charity Awards founder Daniel Phelan last night, as the event celebrated its 15th year.
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