Lynda Thomas, chief executive, Macmillan Cancer Support

Five women in charity who inspire me

6 Mar 2015 | Lynda Thomas

Lynda Thomas, who was announced yesterday as chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, talks about the women in the charity sector she finds inspirational.


Five women in charity who inspire me

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Two Dove Trust appeals struck out by Charity Tribunal

Two of the Dove Trust appeals to the Charity Tribunal have been struck out after the judge ruled that the appellant’s prospect of success is “fanciful” and a five-day hearing would be a waste of public money.

Former trustee criticises Nesta review saying it was not forced to fund Big Society Network

Former Nesta trustee Liam Black, who earlier this year said the charity was “forced” to fund the Big Society Network, has denied assertions in a review that his claims are “incompatible with the available evidence”.

Acevo calls on politicians to protect charities' independence and right to campaign

The government should bring in a series of measures designed to protect charities’ right to campaign and maintain their independence, the charity chief executives body Acevo says in its manifesto ahead of the 2015 general election.

OSCR launches new website

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has launched a new website which includes a new search function.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has set up a “rapid response case handling system” to follow up on concerns reported to it about charities’ campaigning activities, it announced today.

Michelle Russell, the Charity Commission's director of investigations, monitoring and enforcement

Around one in four charities that the Charity Commission issued action plans to last year either partially or wholly ignored them, the Commission’s most senior investigator admitted yesterday.

Sarah Teather MP

None of the witnesses giving evidence to the committee examining the draft Protection of Charities Bill yesterday supported the idea of requiring people to get training or gain a basic qualification before being allowed to become a trustee.

Only 1 per cent of trustees in Northern Ireland aged 18-24

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has revealed that only 1 per cent of trustees on the new register are aged 18-24, and only 1 per cent are not white.

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