13 Nov 2014
Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, has been appointed the chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, while Sharon Allen, chief executive of Skills for Care, has been appointed vice-chair.
James Caan, entrepreneur and ex-Dragon's Den investor, says ego and emotion get in the way of achieving scale in the charity sector, and has urged more charities to merge, saying the sector is ripe for consolidation.
Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, has suggested that too much money from government led to an unstrategic and bloated national infrastructure sector, and welcomed recent moves towards rationalisation.
The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has today confirmed the charitable status of four independent schools after requiring them to widen access to meet the charity test in 2008.
With comments like those, maybe he should resign.
Stephen Lloyd has been appointed as the expert lawyer to advise Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts on the review of the Charities Act 2006.
At its 68th annual general meeting on 23 November the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations will welcome ten new members to its policy committee, three new board members and a new vice-convenor, subject to member approval.
Following a seven-month tussle between the union and management, Centrepoint staff have agreed to a new pay and restructure offer and called off planned strikes.
The point of law that the Charity Tribunal is clarifying this week in a four-day hearing on benevolent funds, involving at least eight barristers and several more solicitors, is a hypothetical question, counsel for the Attorney General has admitted.
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