12 Feb 2015
The Charity Commission has sided with the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals on a decision that would allow it to change its objects to offer paid-for services.
Lord Hodgson, who is leading a review of the Charities Act, is seeking views on the charity sector, including whether there are too many charities, and whether charities should pay an annual fee to the Charity Commission.
A team of nine independent financial advisers is planning to set up a new financial education charity.
The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has welcomed a Department for Social Development statement that will finally allow it to register the estimated 7,000 – 10,000 Northern Ireland charities.
The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.
With the current focus on finding ways to support more young people into work, Dan Sutch puts forward the case for alternative work models.
Participants in the government's flagship National Citizen Service volunteering scheme will undertake a three-week volunteering programme, rather than the six-week term promoted during the pilot phase, according to the Cabinet Office's latest announcement.
Investing for Good, the social investment outfit that is behind the Scope charity bond, is to pursue a merger with the Social Investment Business after a proposed merger with Charity Bank fell through.
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