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5 Feb 2016

Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector.

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Society Diary: A fundraiser's guide to the galaxy

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Office for Civil Society to slash spending by £11m

The Office for Civil Society has announced that it will cut £11m from its 2010/11 budget.

Liam Fox charity ordered to cease 'political' activities

The Charity Commission has ordered a charity set up by secretary of state for defence Liam Fox to cease its activities immediately due to their political nature.

Fundraising sector divided over campaign strategy

A meeting of fundraising sector representatives earlier this month that aimed to make progress on the shape of a sector-wide public-facing campaign to boost giving, ended without any clear conclusion after differences about the strategic direction could not be resolved.

How to mount a defence against a tabloid press obsessed with high pay

Pay is the new expenses. Tania Mason offers three key messages charities could use when the media puts the sector in the spotlight in its campaign against high pay.

Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.

» The story in the Times isn't nonsense, the sector needs to sit up and take notice

Hind raps the Telegraph for its reporting on public benefit and private schools

Andrew Hind, chief executive of the Charity Commission, has written to the Daily Telegraph, complaining that its coverage on public benefit and schools is misleading.

Charities meet public benefit requirements by increasing subsidies

Two public schools and a nursing home have met Charity Commission public benefit requirements by providing services to those who cannot afford it.

David Miliband calls for private schools to lose charitable status

Labour leadership hopeful David Miliband has called for charitable status to be withdrawn from private schools.

Labour MP appointed chair of voluntary sector APPG

Labour MP Alun Michael has been elected chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the community and voluntary sector.

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