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Charity Commission should ‘avoid the temptation to look tough’ when it starts disqualifying trustees

24 Aug 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

Other infrastructure bodies have joined NCVO in raising concerns about how the Charity Commission might disqualify people from being trustees, in their responses to the regulator's consultation on the power.


Charity Commission should ‘avoid the temptation to look tough’ when it starts disqualifying trustees

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Catholic Care denied right to appeal but fight may continue

The Charity Tribunal has rejected Catholic Care’s latest appeal, stating that there were no “errors of law” in its judgement that the adoption agency could not discriminate against same-sex couples wishing to use its services.

Seb Elsworth, director of strategy, Acevo

Acevo has guaranteed its commitment to the sustainability of the Impact Coalition and promised to allocate time to pursuing its objectives from within its policy and communications teams once a new strategy is set.

Mencap's Getting It Right report

Mencap has been named the overall winner at this year’s Charity Awards for a campaign which highlighted the NHS’s poor treatment of patients with learning disabilities and helped to change working practices.

Sir Nicholas Young

Sir Nicholas Young, chief executive of the British Red Cross, was unveiled as this year’s winner of the Outstanding Leadership Award at the Charity Awards in London last night.

To encourage the sector’s HR Directors to offer opportunities to younger people is not in any way undervaluing the importance and significance of older workers.

» Reduce the age of your workforce to get more fresh ideas, NCVO conference told

Catholic Care requests leave to appeal again

Catholic Care (Diocese of Leeds) has applied for leave to appeal the latest decision against it in the long-running case involving the Charity Commission’s refusal to allow it to prevent same-sex couples from using its adoption services.

The Big Society Network appoints new CEO

The Big Society Network has announced the appointment of Steve Moore as its new chief executive and also launched two new programmes to support social entrepreneurs.

Lord Nat Wei

Acevo's acting chief executive Peter Kyle has called on Lord Nat Wei to resign from the Lords following his decision to quit as the government’s Big Society adviser less than a year into the role.

Tribunal judge queries how educating rich children can be charitable

The lawyer who is defending the Charity Commission against the Independent Schools Council’s challenge to its public benefit guidance yesterday found himself explaining to the tribunal judges how it is that such schools can be charities at all.

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