Rob Wilson, minister for civil society

RSPCA and RSPB challenge Rob Wilson after he criticises them 3

21 Jul 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

The RSPCA and RSPB have offered to show the minister for civil society how they carry out their charitable objectives after he used them as examples of charities that have strayed from their mission.


RSPCA and RSPB challenge Rob Wilson after he criticises them

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Charity Finance Group trustee Uday Thakkar resigned from the board last month, citing “serious concerns” with the organisation’s management and governance.

Rosemary Gillespie

The chief executive of HIV and sexual health charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust has been asked to leave "with immediate effect" after just over a year in the role.

Islamic Network

A charity website advocated the killing of gay people and lapsed Muslims and described homosexuality as a "sick disease", the Charity Commission said in a report today.

Kids Company's See the Child campaign failed to secure any funding or launch promised task force

Kids Company has admitted that it has so far failed to find £1.5m funding for a promised task force or make progress towards its own targets for its 'See the Child. Change the System' campaign.

Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.

» Peers propose that all fundraising charities must register with the FRSB

Behind the scenes at Kids Company

Earlier this year, Kids Company was already under pressure over claims it mismanaged staff and finances. David Ainsworth spent a day with the charity to try and get under the skin of an unusual organisation.

Terrence Higgins chief executive says she was sacked because 'board lost its nerve'

The sacked chief executive of the Terrence Higgins Trust has said she was dismissed because the board lost their nerve over a change programme, and suggested her removal served individuals at the charity more than beneficiaries.


Three animal charities have said they are "very concerned" after losing the right to remain the sole beneficiaries of a widow's £500,000 will.

Charity Commission trustee guidance

All charities must follow recommended good practice or explain why, the Charity Commission has said as part of the launch of its new "clearer and more concise" guidance for all trustees.

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