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The Cabinet Office has announced the six new board members of the Charity Commission that will replace the current governance team at the regulator serving under William Shawcross as chair.
A campaign against the use of drones in Pakistan, the regeneration of a huge landfill site into a nature reserve, and a top-performing academy schools network are among 30 inspiring projects shortlisted in this year’s Charity Awards.
While management in the charity sector has changed significantly in the past few decades, a reluctance to invest in governance has led to a stagnation of board structure and a lack of diversity, according to Dame Mary Marsh’s review of skills and leadership in the social sector.
NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington will use a speech today to criticise the leadership of the Charity Commission and warn that it has lost the respect of the sector over the Cup Trust scandal.
At a time when the NHS and Local Authorities are being told to put everything out to competitive tendering it is rank hypocrisy and smacks of cronyism to learn that Government favoured schemes do not have to follow suit.
Dawn Austwick, chief executive of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, will lead the Big Lottery Fund from this Autumn.
The prospect of a single charity registration process for both HMRC and the Charity Commission is not far off, Charities Act reviewer Lord Hodgson hinted to a conference audience yesterday.
The Charity Commission has appointed an interim manager, and opened a statutory inquiry into the Cup Trust.
Individual giving to charities increased by £945m in 2010/11, but the voluntary sector on the whole barely managed to grow in real terms as inflation ate away at minor improvements.
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