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Society Diary: Fat cats, attics and the nicest job in Britain

23 Jan 2015

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


Society Diary: Fat cats, attics and the nicest job in Britain

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Inappropriate social media comments by a trustee

After finding out a trustee has been making inappropriate comments on a social network, the chairman asks for advice.

Nick Hurd, minister for civil society

Nick Hurd has sent Lord Hodgson, author of the Unshackling Good Neighbours report on cutting red tape for civil society organisations, a letter updating him on the progress at the half-way point to Lord Hodgson's review in May.

The Blue Lamp Foundation remembers PC David Rathband

The founder of the Blue Lamp Foundation, PC David Rathband who was blinded when he was shot in the face by gunman Raoul Moat in July 2010, was found dead in his home in Blyth last night after police received a report of concern over his welfare.

Merger: a board's duty to think the unthinkable

Anne Moynihan explains how external help was needed after merger talks broke down.

Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

Challenge Network main provider for National Citizen Service this summer

Minister for civil society Nick Hurd yesterday released a breakdown of who is delivering National Citizen Service to 30,000 young people this summer.

Chris White MP

Charities are set to benefit as the Public Services (Social Value) Bill has been passed through the House of Lords and will now become law.

David Robb, chief executive of the Office of the Scottish Regulator

David Robb has been in the hot seat of Scottish regulation for four months now as the second chief executive of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. He speaks to Niki May Young about his move from politics to charity, the influence of changing regulation structures throughout the UK, and what his fresh eyes are bringing to the role.

Get the most from your audit

Annual financial audits are expensive in terms of money, staff time, and board attention. Dennis Walsh tells us how to wring the most value out of them.

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