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The damage to fundraising caused by the Daily Telegraph's stories on charity salaries was highlighted yesterday by Martyn Lewis, chair of NCVO, who said five British Red Cross donors withdrew their standing orders as a result.
Minister for civil society Nick Hurd has today launched a consultation on strengthening the powers of the Charity Commission in the wake of a damning government report on the regulator.
The National Audit Office has concluded that the Charity Commission is too passive, is not adequately meeting its statutory objectives, and is not delivering value for money.
The NCVO pay panel addresses a problem that doesn't exist -- setting up a straw man to beat to a pulp -- and has by its mere existence made it seem that a deep, dark scandal is brewing within the charitable sector. It would have been far better to greet phony media muck-raking with the scornful silence it deserved. Thanks for nothing, folks.
A Citizens Advice in Stratford-upon-Avon has dropped its local MP Nadhim Zahawi from chairing a meeting about unfair energy bills, after it emerged he claimed over £5,000 in expenses to pay for his heating and electricity.
RSPCA is to begin a ten-year strategic plan to change public perceptions of the charity.
The Charity Commission is to write to all the charities at which former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers was a trustee, to check that their governance systems are robust.
Rev Paul Flowers, the disgraced former Co-op bank chairman, quit his chairmanship with the charity Lifeline Project after being investigated over £150,000 of alleged false expenses, according to news reports today.
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