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Charity highlights from the Labour Party Conference 2016

30 Sep 2016

Alice Sharman and Kirsty Weakley went to Liverpool earlier this week for the Labour Party Conference. Here’s a summary of what happened.

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Charity highlights from the Labour Party Conference 2016

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Tom Henerson, former CEO, ShelterBox

ShelterBox founder and former CEO, Tom Henderson, has lost his appeal against allegations that led to his dismissal from the charity, but insists he will continue to contest them.

Elizabeth Berridge, Baroness Berridge

Conservative peer Baroness Berridge used a Lords debate on the role of religion in UK society yesterday to defend the Charity Commission’s decision to refuse charitable status to the Exclusive Brethren.

Pagan Federation takes charitable status case to Tribunal

The Pagan Federation is taking the Charity Commission to the Charity Tribunal after the regulator denied it charitable status.

Action on Hearing Loss sustains income drop of 9 per cent

Action on Hearing Loss finished its last financial year with an operating deficit of £2.1m, £600,000 worse than it had budgeted for.



There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.

» If trustees are to blame for the fundraising crisis, how do we improve how they work?

Newsnight scandal threatens to derail journalism's bid for charity status

Next week’s planned launch event for a report that makes the case for investigative journalism to be accorded charitable status has been postponed in the wake of widespread condemnation of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s role in the Newsnight debacle.





Charity Commission suffers tirade of abuse in Commons debate on religion

Nick Hurd was forced to defend the Charity Commission yesterday following a barrage of criticism from MPs in relation to its handling of religious organisations in the registration process.

Charity Commission in Liverpool

The Charity Commission has finally published its inquiry report into the Cancer Care Foundation following a statutory inquiry which lasted more than ten years and cost just under £500,000 in interim manager’s fees.

'Deeply worrying' £2.3bn fall in individual giving

Fewer people are giving to charity and those that do are giving less, resulting in a £2.3bn real terms fall in total donations in the last year, according to the latest barometer of individual philanthropy in the UK.

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