13 Nov 2014
Age UK spent £1.81m on 120 redundancies in 2014, on top of £1.17m last year, as part of a review of the structure of the organisation, according to its latest annual accounts.
Newcastle City Council will donate the wage savings it will make from Wednesday’s strike action to its Newcastle Fund grants programme to support employment charities in the city.
Public service delivery social enterprise 3SC has developed a bespoke web portal to enable its partner organisations to carry out needs-assessment reports for the Department for Work and Pensions.
The Public Services (Social Value) Bill passed through the House of Commons on Friday without amendments which would have seen a greater role for civil society organisations in public service commissioning.
It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.
The Law Commission has indicated that it plans to examine charity legislation after Lord Hodgson has concluded his review of the Charities Act, and there may even be another draft charities bill produced in 2015.
Umbrella bodies have welcomed the creation of the £1bn government fund to tackle youth unemployment but stress that the voluntary sector must be involved in its delivery.
Andrew Chaggar reports for the last time from the frontline in Haiti, where he has led a team of European Disaster Volunteers since the earthquake in 2010. Here he explains why the charity is withdrawing from the country, despite it being in need of further assistance.
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