13 Mar 2014
Society Network Foundation used part of a restricted government grant to help it reduce the historical £180,000 deficit run up by its trading subsidiary, Big Society Network, without obtaining the necessary authority to do so.
The Blue Cross has refused to comment on allegations, made in the national press, that it paid out £180,000 in “compromise agreements” to at least six members of staff.
Delroy Corinaldi, former director of external affairs at StepChange Debt Charity, has joined Wonga as its public affairs chief.
HMRC is witholding £2m in gift aid from Christ Embassy, a charity already under statutory inquiry with the Charity Commission, while it investigates the charity's grants to overseas organisations.
Strong concerns have been raised about the financial viability of English Heritage, the new £85m government-endowed charity which will manage historic properties in the UK.
Tory MPs hate the voluntary sector because they cannot control it or subvert it as an alternative and independent source of thinking and action on social issues.
13 Feb 2014
Proposed new powers for the Charity Commission are "too broad" and give it too much authority to remove trustees, the NCVO has said in its response to a Cabinet Office consultation.
RSPCA has been hit with a deluge of calls concerning animal cruelty complaints related to the new social media fad Neknomination, and a number of health charities have spoken out about the dangers.
The Office for Civil Society has won backing from the Treasury for a new fund, hoped to be worth around £40m, to help voluntary organisations which are in danger of closure.
Barnardo’s is still looking into allegations made in the press that its incoming chief executive Javed Khan was involved in an armed dispute in Pakistan, the charity said today.
25 Mar 2014
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