Uncertainty following Brexit vote 'could damage charities'

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24 Jun 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

Sector representatives have today sought reassurances from government about the likely impact on UK charities of leaving the European Union.


Uncertainty following Brexit vote 'could damage charities'

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Charity Commission publishes updated fundraising guidance for trustees

The Charity Commission has today published its updated CC20 guidance, outlining the responsibilities of charity trustees when it comes to their charity’s fundraising activities and values.

 Charity law firm defends connection to all charities named in Commission direct mail probe

All ten charities named by the Charity Commission for scrutiny over their use of direct mail share the same charity law firm, Bircham Dyson Bell, but the firm has said it was acting in good faith, and criticised the regulator.

Rob Wilson and David McAuley

The Trussell Trust’s chief executive challenged the government to do more to tackle poverty and reduce the growing reliance on foodbanks, when he accepted an award from the minister for civil society last week.

Charity Commission handed charity details to Sunday Times despite saying it had ‘no regulatory concerns’

Two charities named to the Sunday Times by the Charity Commission as having unusually high direct mail costs had already been told that there were “no regulatory concerns” about their activity.

There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.

» If trustees are to blame for the fundraising crisis, how do we improve how they work?

Jo Cox Credit: Brendan Cox Twitter

Oxfam has paid tribute to Jo Cox MP, a former head of advocacy at the charity, after she was killed yesterday in her constituency of Batley and Spen.

Major funding changes planned at Help for Heroes, according to annual report

Help for Heroes has said that it expects to change how it raises funds, following a decision to close its shops and digital fundraising platform.

Fundraising Regulator to launch at the beginning of July

The new Fundraising Regulator aims to be operational in four weeks’ time, its head of policy said earlier this week.

Shadow minister for civil society resigns

Anna Turley, the shadow minister for civil society, has resigned this morning.

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