26 Nov 2014
RNIB chief executive criticises ‘arrogance’ of MPs who think charities must learn from private sector 1
Lesley-Anne Alexander, chief executive of RNIB, yesterday said she had a “struggle with the arrogance” of politicians, including the minister for civil society, who believe charities must learn from private companies.
Nacro has reclaimed its crown from Citizens Advice as the most gay-friendly charity to work for.
One of the owners of Charity Business, the outsourcing agency that collapsed this week, is also the general manager of a benevolent charity that is one of Charity Business’s biggest clients.
Large charities including NSPCC, RSPCA and the Red Cross have been talking about how to alter public perception that the Big Society is all about big charities guzzling up public sector contracts.
Charity Business, the agency that provides outsourced financial back-office services, has ceased trading, leaving around 200 small and medium-sized charities without services and around 20 staff without jobs.
I hope this is an example that other medical charities will follow as it is very difficult to explain to the public why there are so many charities for certain causes.
The Charity Commission has published an inquiry report into the Needy Children International Foundation, which was forced to wind up last year, after Vince Cable called a trial requesting the High Court to close the charity as a result of the Commission’s investigation.
The Christian debt counselling charity that was forced to resign its membership of Advice UK after it emerged that it offers to pray with its clients, has secured a new licence that will enable it to expand its work with churches around the country.
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