Big Society Capital chief executive to step down by end of year

Big Society Capital chief executive to step down by end of year

29 May 2015 | Hugh Radojev

Nick O’Donohoe, the chief executive of Big Society Capital, has today announced that he will be leaving the social investment wholesaler by the end of the year.


Big Society Capital chief executive to step down by end of year

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Commission: 'serious concerns' about charity asking sex crime director to reconsider resignation

The Charity Commission has said it would have "serious regulatory concerns" if an aid charity presses ahead with plans to ask a director convicted of sexual assault at work to reconsider his resignation.

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Commission offers ‘first thoughts’ after Charities Bill introduced in the House of Lords

The Charity Commission has explained how it would use a new statutory power to disqualify trustees outlined in the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill, which was introduced to the House of Lords yesterday. 

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The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has said that fee-paying schools should not have charitable status, and that a test which allows them to do so is not working.

Trustees failed to submit accounts because they incorrectly thought their charity had been dissolved

An HIV/Aids services charity based in South London failed to submit three years’ worth of accounts to the Charity Commission as its trustees believed the charity had been dissolved, according to an inquiry report published today.

Housing Bill in Queen’s Speech creates ‘worrying precedent’ for charities, says NCVO

Today’s Queen’s Speech includes a Housing Bill which will force some charities to dispose of assets at below market value – a move NCVO has described as a “worrying precedent” for the sector.

Methodist charity gives no reason for double defaulting on accounts submissions

A Cornish Methodist church and registered charity has failed to give any reason for defaulting on annual accounts which were almost 600 days late, according to a Charity Commission inquiry report published today.

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