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Lawyers call for animal charity to have greater crime-fighting powers

29 Aug 2014 | Emily Corfe
Tags: Law

Lawyers in Scotland have called for a Scottish animal charity to be granted greater powers to investigate wildlife crime.

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Lawyers call for animal charity to have greater crime-fighting powers

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Government asked to clarify position on National Citizen Service funding

The Education Select Committee has asked the government to clarify whether it intends to stop funding National Citizen Service beyond its pilot years, and also to evaluate the potential impact of charging young people for National Citizenship Service.

Claris D'cruz

Claris D'cruz explains what the Upper Tribunal's decision means for charitable independent schools.

Novas Scarman Group relaunches as People Can

Novas Scarman Group, a social improvement organisation working to support individuals with issues including homelessness, domestic abuse and offending, relaunches as People Can today, following a £3m funding cut across its services.

Liam Fox MP

The Charity Commission is to stop carrying out regulatory compliance investigations, the type of inquiry it conducted into the charity operated by Liam Fox MP and his friend Adam Werritty last year.


The very short-term experiences people have when they use our services - a full tummy, a good game of football, getting the giggles - are outcomes too.

» Bring unicorns back to our world: the problem with outcomes

Eton College

The Independent Schools Council was the real winner of the Upper Tribunal hearing into public benefit of private schools, no matter how others might spin it, says Tania Mason.

Christopher McCall QC

Charities should surrender half a per cent of their tax breaks to help fund the Charity Commission, the Treasury Solicitor and the Attorney General’s office, a prominent QC told an audience of charity lawyers last week.


Karl Wilding, head of research at NCVO

The Upper Tribunal’s judgment in the public benefit case should not be seen as a victory for the Independent Schools Council, some sector commentators have said.

Westminster School

The Independent Schools Council has voiced its “delight” at today’s ruling by the Upper Tribunal on its judicial review of the Charity Commission’s public benefit guidance.

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