10 Mar 2014
Minister for civil society Nick Hurd has today launched a consultation on strengthening the powers of the Charity Commission in the wake of a damning government report on the regulator.
St John Ambulance and its parent charity the Priory of the Order of St John are in the midst of a governance overhaul that will see new boards appointed to both organisations.
Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, was forced to justify paying staff members salaries of over £80,000 while expecting to make around 30 people redundant, at a Public Administration Select Committee meeting this week.
Our aspirations for the performance of boards in the not-for-profit sector must equal or surpass the calibre of boards in any other sector, says Judith Davey.
Charities’ spend on advertising and campaigning compared with levels of service delivery to beneficiaries has come under sharp scrutiny by the Public Administration Select Committee.
I may be going against the current here but I'm afraid I think the police/charity got carried away and made a poor call to go public so soon.
The Localism Bill debate reached fever pitch in Parliament yesterday with 40 speakers entering discussions at the Bill’s second reading in the House of Commons.
The Charities Aid Foundation has been left without a communications director following the exit of Mark Webster to concentrate on his freelance career.
The Labour Party and Friends of the Earth have spoken out against the Localism Bill ahead of its second reading in Parliament today.
The Charity Commission should cease giving advice on good practice and acting as a ‘friend’ of the sector, and focus on its regulatory role, the NCVO has suggested in its response to the Commission’s strategic review consultation.
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