PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services

PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services

19 Dec 2014 | Alice Sharman

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.


PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services

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Lord Hodgson

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.

Internal Revenue Service (US)

UK civil society organisations with investments in the US could fall within the scope of a proposed set of controversial US tax regulations, warns Kristin Konschnik.

Independent financial advisers plan new charity

A team of nine independent financial advisers is planning to set up a new financial education charity.

Tom McGrath, Chief Charity Commissioner, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

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.

» Public service contract culture undermines volunteers, new report claims

Digital solutions to tackle youth unemployment

With the current focus on finding ways to support more young people into work, Dan Sutch puts forward the case for alternative work models.

National Citizen Service considers new types of providers

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.

Geoff Burnand, co-founder of Investing for Good

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.

Ian Wardle, Lifeline chief executive

Hackney Lifeline staff have voted to strike for two days after their services were altered and employees had to reapply for new roles within the organisation.

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