Relationship between government and charity 'has lost its way', says Nandy

Relationship between government and charity 'has lost its way', says Nandy

23 Oct 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

There needs to be a rebalancing of the relationship between the voluntary sector and government, shadow minister for civil society Lisa Nandy said today.


Relationship between government and charity 'has lost its way', says Nandy

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Charity Commission backs down over campaigning spend in annual return

The Charity Commission has said it will not ask charities for their campaigning spend in their annual returns for 2015, but sector infrastructure bodies have criticised a suggestion it may ask for this information in future years.

Councils need to stop trying to control everything and respect the community sector’s independence

Richard Bridge examines the relationships between local authorities and community groups. This article is part of a series on the future of the voluntary sector being published by Civil Society News ahead of the publication of  a collection of essays by Civil Exchange.

SCVO criticises government ministers for ‘orchestrated attempt to undermine charity campaigning’

Martin Sime, the chief executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, has accused government ministers of launching attacks against charity campaigning which could impact the sector's ability to fundraise.

Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has reversed a decision to reject an application to register a consumer helpline for timeshare owners as a charity.

Don't bring the public into this Brooks. Our research shows again and again that the public don't have a problem with charities' campaigning. Indeed campaigning is bottom of the public's list of concerns not top.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

 Small charities are my priority, says new civil society minister Rob Wilson

The new minister for civil society Rob Wilson outlined his four priorities for the voluntary sector, including ensuring the government supports small charities as much as large ones, in a speech yesterday.

Alice Maynard: not paying trustees could harm diversity

Charities which have no ability to pay trustees risk lacking diversity on their boards, Alice Maynard, the former chair of Scope, said yesterday.

Charity Commission to get £9m funding boost and new powers to tackle tax avoidance and terrorism

The Charity Commission will receive £9m of extra funding over the next three years, as well as new powers to bar trustees and shut down charities, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.

Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

Age UK spent £1.81m on 120 redundancies in 2014, on top of £1.17m last year, as part of a review of the structure of the organisation, according to its latest annual accounts.

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