Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

21 Oct 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

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.


Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

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Trust in charities almost as volatile as trust in banks, survey finds

Public trust in charities has rebounded since January this year but still remains over 10 percentage points lower than just before the last general election, new research from nfpSynergy suggests.

Gareth Thomas, shadow minister for civil society

Amendments proposed by Labour to the Public Services (Social Value) Bill, which include a requirement for direct consultation with the Charity Commission, Acevo, NCVO and others, could provide greater safeguards for not-for-profit involvement in the public service contracting process.

Stephen Hoddell, chairman of the Samaritans

Trustees and regional representatives at the Samaritans have all been given a smartphone to improve communication and speed up decision-making.

Kevin Curley, chief executive of Navca

The price of a seat at the table of power may be having to bite your lip to stop yourself saying what you really think, but it is a price worth paying, outgoing Navca CEO Kevin Curley said in his final speech to a Navca Conference yesterday.

It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.

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Age UK branch appeals to council ombudsman after £500k property bill

Age UK Hertfordshire is preparing to take Watford Borough Council to the local authorities ombudsman in a bid to protect its reputation after receiving a £500,000 dilapidations bill for two properties it occupied.

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This is the full text of Kevin Curley’s address to the Navca Localism Conference on 22 November 2011 in London. It was Kevin’s final address to a Navca conference after 40 years in the Navca movement.  Kevin spoke first at a Navca (then NACVS) Conference in 1971. 

Over 700 voluntary sector jobs created in Scotland

A scheme launched by the Scottish Parliament with the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has seen 766 jobs in the voluntary sector filled by young unemployed people.

Simon Cowell donates £20,000 to Rhythmix to cover its legal costs

X Factor mogul Simon Cowell  has temporarily abandoned his “Mr Nasty” tag and agreed to donate a reported £20,000 to Rhythmix, a charity which had been battling the producers of X Factor over the trademark of its name.

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