7 Oct 2014
Charities should “stick to their knitting” and stay out of the “realm of politics”, Brooks Newmark, the new charities minister, told delegates at a conference on social action this morning.
Tributes have been pouring in today for charity lawyer Stephen Lloyd, who died in a boating accident in Wales on Wednesday.
The father of a paratrooper who died in Afghanistan in 2006 is set to take legal action against a charity he helped set up in memory of his son.
The Charity Commission has contacted the trustees of the Bradley Wiggins Foundation after the charity was criticised for using funds to sponsor a women’s professional cycling team.
An adviser to a new charitable incorporated organisation that spent more than a year trying to open a bank account has blasted Barclays for its onerous demands and disproportionate due diligence.
It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.
Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.
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.
Charities minister Brooks Newmark has said he "absolutely" supports charities' right to campaign, after his comments that the sector should stay out of politics provoked a storm of criticism on Twitter and Civil Society News.
CharityComms is establishing a working group to look at how charities can be more proactive in explaining how they work and respond to criticism, in a bid to maintain public trust and confidence in the sector.
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