Niki May Young

Niki May Young

Niki May Young was employed by Civil Society Media as website editor from March 2010 until July 2013.

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Bernard Jenkin is chair of the PASC

The Public Administration Select Committee has supported Lord Hodgson's recommendation to fine charities that submit their annual returns late to the Charity Commission, in its report into the efficacy of the Charities Act 2006.

New Disclosure and Barring Service to filter minor offences

Filters that will remove some minor offences and cautions from the new Disclosure and Barring Service are effective from today.

 Commission moots indicating FRSB membership on charity register

Charities’ membership or non-membership of the Fundraising Standards Board could be included on the charity register from 2014, alongside details of any public fundraising arrangements, following proposals put to the charity sector for consultation by the Charity Commission today.

Mountstar appeal 'too vague' says judge in Cup Trust inquiry

Mountstar PTC Ltd, the single corporate trustee of the Cup Trust, has a month to expand on its appeal against the Charity Commission's decision to open a statutory inquiry into the charity, after its grounds were deemed 'too vague' by the Charity Tribunal judge.

Few charities start claiming gift aid as soon as they are founded. To get 3 unblemished years, a charity has to have been going for at least 4 years, so why not make it easier all round and say that GASDS is available only to charities that have been running for 5 years and have not been convicted/penalised for fraud ?

» Gift aid small donation scheme is no gift for small charities

Cabinet Office appoints new Charity Commission board

The Cabinet Office has announced the six new board members of the Charity Commission that will replace the current governance team at the regulator serving under William Shawcross as chair.

Wellington School

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has passed five schools in its charity test, but one has failed, having provided “too narrow” an access to the benefit it provides.

Tom Henderson, founder and former CEO of Shelterbox and trustee of Shelter for Humanity

The founder of Shelterbox disaster relief charity, who was last year dismissed as its CEO amid claims of conflicts of interest, has launched a new disaster relief charity.

St Margaret's Children and Family Care Society

A Catholic adoption charity which demanded a review of the decision by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator that the charity did not provide public benefit, has once again failed the charity test.

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