'Stop accusing volunteers of replacing paid staff; those jobs are never coming back'
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29 Sep 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

People should stop moaning about volunteers replacing paid staff because those jobs are never coming back, the chief executive of Volunteering Matters said earlier this week.

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Royal Courts of Justice

The Upper Tribunal has ordered the Charity Commission to withdraw its existing guidance on public benefit of fee-charging charities while it writes its new guidance.

Royal Courts of Justice, image copyright Chris Harvey

The Charity Commission and the Independent Schools Council recently returned to the Upper Tribunal after failing to agree how to amend the Commission’s public benefit guidance in the wake of the Tribunal’s initial judgment on the matter.

John Low, CEO, CAF

Charity Bank and its largest shareholder Charities Aid Foundation say they have considered but ruled out merging the bank with CAF Bank.

Nicola Evans, Bircham Dyson Bell

The Law Commission has indicated that it plans to examine charity legislation after Lord Hodgson has concluded his review of the Charities Act, and there may even be another draft charities bill produced in 2015.


Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.

» Peers propose that all fundraising charities must register with the FRSB

Kevin Curley, chief executive of Navca

The price of a seat at the table of power may be having to bite your lip to stop yourself saying what you really think, but it is a price worth paying, outgoing Navca CEO Kevin Curley said in his final speech to a Navca Conference yesterday.

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This is the full text of Kevin Curley’s address to the Navca Localism Conference on 22 November 2011 in London. It was Kevin’s final address to a Navca conference after 40 years in the Navca movement.  Kevin spoke first at a Navca (then NACVS) Conference in 1971. 

Merchiston Castle School is one of four independent schools to be confirmed by OSCR as meeting the charity test today

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.

Tribunal case is based on a hypothetical question, admits Attorney General

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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