7 Jul 2015
Trustees must do more to give the public confidence in charities, and must make sure charitable donations do not fund "very large" salaries, the minister for civil society said last week.
After just over a year of transition funding some organisations have fared better than others, muses Robert Ashton.
CRB checks have been made "unnecessarily restrictive" for refugees and asylum seekers, say the chief executives of Volunteering England and the Employability Forum in a letter to the minister of state for immigration.
Paul Breckell, the ebullient finance chief at Action on Hearing Loss, has been promoted to chief executive, succeeding Jackie Ballard.
Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.
Belinda Pratten wonders what the long-term voluntary sector legacy will be once the Olympic Games leave town.
Peter Marks is set to retire from his role as chief executive of the Cooperative Group next year after 45 years working within the cooperative movement and six years at the Cooperative Group helm.
A ground-breaking agreement between the emergency services and voluntary groups in central Scotland has been signed, binding a partnership that sees them work together in preparation for and during emergencies.
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