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12 Feb 2016

Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector.

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National Bullying Helpline criticises Charity Commission investigation

Christine Pratt, chief executive of the National Bullying Helpline, has criticised the Charity Commission’s investigation into its operations, calling the regulator’s processes “far from fair, open and transparent”.

Mike Lake to chair Benevolent Fund advisory board

The Charity Employees Benevolent Fund has recruited Mike Lake, director general of the English Speaking Union, as chair of its new advisory council.

Transparency manifesto to be put to ImpACT members

ImpACT Coalition members will be asked to approve a draft manifesto on transparency next week ahead of the formalisation of the document later in the summer.

Catholic Care debate reactions

Civil Society received a number of heartfelt responses to the recent 'Once a Catholic' article published following the intense media coverage of child abuse among Catholic clergy. Here is what some of our readers had to say...

Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.

» Peers propose that all fundraising charities must register with the FRSB

Commission to shed 60 staff as it ponders possible future service cuts

Andrew Hind has revealed that the Charity Commission will cut staff numbers by more than 60 this year as it responds to reduced funding in the 2010/11 financial year, the last of the current government spending review period.

Former British Red Cross CE to be new Charity Commission chief executive

Sam Younger CBE, former director general of the British Red Cross, is to be the new chief executive of the Charity Commission, succeeding Andrew Hind who has held the role for the past six years.

Bubb refuses to accept Office of Civil Society rebrand

Acevo chief executive Stephen Bubb has vowed to ignore the fact that the government has ditched the Office of the Third Sector in favour of the Office for Civil Society, and intends to continue to use the ‘third sector’ moniker in all references to the new minister and his office.

Office for Civil Society to replace Office of the Third Sector

The Office of the Third Sector is to be replaced by the Office for Civil Society, taking responsibility for charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations in the Cabinet Office. .

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