David Robb

Moving to targeted regulation in Scotland

13 Jan 2016 | David Robb

It has been ten years since the passing of the Act that brought the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) into being - but there are changes afoot, says David Robb.


Moving to targeted regulation in Scotland

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Sue Daniels

Does your chief executive never take a break, arguing that holidays are for wimps? Sue Daniels examines the consequences of a workaholic boss.


It is no surprise that the referendum on Scottish independence, and the forces that led to it, signal a nation in transformation, says Shirley Otto.

Churchill and Big Ben. Image credit: Fergus Burnett

Concerns were raised about Kids Company by various officials on six occasions between 2002 and 2015 - but little action was taken. Here's a run-down of overlooked concerns in the years before the charity's collapse.

Charity Commission

Marchig Trust trustee Alastair Keatinge gives his view on the main differences between the UK's three charity regulators. 

Trustee board

Alzheimer's Society trustee Joy Allen, shares her wisdom about board leadership.

Camilla Batmanghelidjh

Kids Company closed in August, following a turbulent year including child sex abuse allegations, accusations of financial mismanagement and the forced resignation of its chief executive.

Kids Company: lessons for trustee boards

When Kids Company collapsed earlier this month questions were raised about the lack of intervention from its board. Kirsty Weakley examines the learning for trustees.

Policing charities - the Shawcross way

Is the William Shawcross vision of charity regulation the correct one, asks Andrew Purkis.

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