Horse charity faces closure amid claims it is owed £70k by council

Horse charity faces closure amid claims it is owed £70k by council

23 Apr 2014 | Alice Sharman

A horse charity in Northern Ireland has said it may have to shut because of a massive bill it believes it is owed by Belfast City Council.


Horse charity faces closure amid claims it is owed £70k by council

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Catholic Care requests leave to appeal again

Catholic Care (Diocese of Leeds) has applied for leave to appeal the latest decision against it in the long-running case involving the Charity Commission’s refusal to allow it to prevent same-sex couples from using its adoption services.

Kevin Carey, chair, RNIB

As a grizzled cynic, Ian Allsop has been around long enough to have heard it all before.

Dame Suzi Leather

Finding a fair way to report how much of each pound donated to charity is spent on the cause is the “holy grail of charity information” and a task the Charity Commission and the sector ought to attempt, Commission chair Dame Suzi Leather said yesterday.

Commission considers analysing charities' spending info to help inform the public

The Charity Commission has convened a working group to examine whether it should be providing information to the public about how charities spend their income.

Think tanks should be required by law to list all their donors and the amount of their donations, every year. We would probably find that, indirectly, they are as heavily funded by government as charities but with a lot less value to society.

» Government-funded charities "subvert the democratic process and squander taxpayers' money", think tank says

University of Leicester campus

A new postgraduate degree in civil society has been launched by the sociology department at the University of Leicester.

More than 400 organisations in the running for royal volunteering award

More than 400 UK volunteering organisations have been nominated for the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service this year.

President Obama appears with Prime Minister David Cameron, copyright the Prime Minister's office

Civil society was brought to the forefront of the political agenda yesterday as President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron announced a partnership to strengthen volunteering in the global fight against poverty.

Jane Ryder to leave OSCR chief executive role

Jane Ryder is to leave OSCR in September having led the Scottish regulator for eight years.

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