William Shawcross, chair, Charity Commission

Commission: ‘We share more data with other agencies than they share with us’

17 Dec 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

William Shawcross told politicians yesterday that the Charity Commission shares more information with other agencies, including HMRC, than it receives in return and that he would like more information to come the regulator’s way.


Commission: ‘We share more data with other agencies than they share with us’

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Ed Miliband, Labour leader

The Charity Commission has warned the IPPR think tank that it “exposed itself to the perception that it supported the development of Labour Party policy” because it allowed Labour policies to be announced at the launch of one of its reports.

Jimmy Savile

An appeal by the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust which aimed to reduce fraudulent claims to a victim compensation scheme was dismissed today by three appeal judges.

Karl Wilding

Charities should require trustees and senior staff to declare any party political activity undertaken in a personal capacity, draft guidance from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations has said.

NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

NPC has identified six areas for religious charities to consider as the environment in which they operate continues to change.

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

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OSCR staff survey suggests improving relations with managers

Staff working at the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator are generally happier with their managers than they were a year ago but less happy with their overall treatment at work, according to the latest Civil Service People Survey.

Dr Philip Goodwin will move from Tree Aid to VSO

The international development organisation VSO today announced the appointment of Dr Philip Goodwin as chief executive.

Campbell Robb, CEO of Shelter

The three-day strike planned by Unite members at Shelter has been averted at the eleventh hour after the charity’s management made a fresh pay offer.

Make a Difference Day 2011

Volunteering charity CSV has admitted that its pension deficit is its biggest risk in the future even though it recently paid £2.2m into the scheme from the fire sale of its properties.

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