5 Jul 2016
The Charity Commission has today published its updated CC20 guidance, outlining the responsibilities of charity trustees when it comes to their charity’s fundraising activities and values.
All ten charities named by the Charity Commission for scrutiny over their use of direct mail share the same charity law firm, Bircham Dyson Bell, but the firm has said it was acting in good faith, and criticised the regulator.
The Trussell Trust’s chief executive challenged the government to do more to tackle poverty and reduce the growing reliance on foodbanks, when he accepted an award from the minister for civil society last week.
Two charities named to the Sunday Times by the Charity Commission as having unusually high direct mail costs had already been told that there were “no regulatory concerns” about their activity.
There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.
Oxfam has paid tribute to Jo Cox MP, a former head of advocacy at the charity, after she was killed yesterday in her constituency of Batley and Spen.
Help for Heroes has said that it expects to change how it raises funds, following a decision to close its shops and digital fundraising platform.
The new Fundraising Regulator aims to be operational in four weeks’ time, its head of policy said earlier this week.
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