11 Feb 2016
The chief executive of a London-based mental health charity has been suspended by the organisation’s board of trustees pending the results of an investigation into her conduct.
A poverty relief charity has been removed from the register of charities after being involved in gift aid fraud and failing to spend any money on its charitable objectives, the Charity Commission said today.
Four charities are involved in a legal dispute with a 95-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer, who they claim fraudulently altered a friend's will to prevent them from benefitting from a £1.6m estate.
The four charities who were involved in a legal dispute with a 95-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer have been awarded £1.8m by the High Court.
The Charity Commission has refuted criticism levelled at it by the Daily Mail, which questioned whether the regulator had taken sufficient action against a charity trustee shown making racist comments in an online video.
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.
19 Nov 2015
Kids Company chief executive Camila Batmanghelidjh was the Conservatives’ “Big Society poster girl” and ministers were powerless to prevent her getting public funding, former children’s minister Tim Loughton told MPs today.
Women's charity Eaves closed its doors on Friday blaming "high rents" and “abysmal commissioning” procedures for its collapse.
18 Nov 2015
A former Deputy Children’s Commissioner has said that she was concerned about how few children Kids Company appeared to be helping, but she did not consider reporting it to government because Camila Batmanghelidjh was so influential.
The recent closure of women’s charity Eaves was just the latest example of a contracting culture which sees funding flow away from specialist community organisations to generic national services, writes Polly Neate of Women’s Aid.
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