18 Sep 2014
Umbrella bodies have lost independence and have not adequately opposed cuts to government spending or the privatisation of public services, according to a report published last week by the National Coalition for Independent Action.
Union members at Action for Children are considering strike action following an eight-month dispute over pay and what unions claim is an “attack on conditions”.
A group of 20 arts organisations has released a statement condemning the lack of recognition for culture and the arts in the government’s draft National Planning Policy Framework.
Jane Ryder, outgoing chief executive of the Scottish regulator OSCR, has suggested delegating some of its regulation to Scottish umbrella bodies, and introducing ‘filing fees’ and fines for Scottish charities.
One thing we really do need is leadership in the Charity Commission that is truly and transparently independent from the party in power.
A Charity Commission investigation into the activities of disaster relief charity Crescent Relief (London) has found no evidence of deliberate misuse of funds by the trustees but could not find where all the money had ended up.
A student volunteering organisation based in Oxford has moved into a building which it hopes will act as national centre to encourage student volunteering and involvement in social enterprise.
No Smoking Day is to merge with the British Heart Foundation in March next year in an effort to secure its future following a 50 per cent reduction in its funding due to government cuts.
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