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Lawyers call for animal charity to have greater crime-fighting powers

29 Aug 2014 | Emily Corfe
Tags: Law

Lawyers in Scotland have called for a Scottish animal charity to be granted greater powers to investigate wildlife crime.

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Lawyers call for animal charity to have greater crime-fighting powers

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Event will explore future of the benevolent sector

A coalition of charities are hosting a free conference this month on the future of the benevolent sector, which will look at the challenges for the sector, explore public benefit and discuss opportunities for more collaboration.

Action for Children staff balloted for strike action

Union members at Action for Children are considering strike action following an eight-month dispute over pay and what unions claim is an “attack on conditions”.

Arts leaders demand equal recognition in state planning regime

A group of 20 arts organisations has released a statement condemning the lack of recognition for culture and the arts in the government’s draft National Planning Policy Framework.

Jane Ryder, chief executive of OSCR

Jane Ryder, outgoing chief executive of the Scottish regulator OSCR, has suggested delegating some of its regulation to Scottish umbrella bodies, and introducing ‘filing fees’ and fines for Scottish charities.

The very short-term experiences people have when they use our services - a full tummy, a good game of football, getting the giggles - are outcomes too.

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Centrepoint staff threaten to strike over cuts

Centrepoint staff are meeting today to discuss possible strike action after union members voted to strike over pay cuts.

Top-notch audit committee

David Locke provides tips on how to create a high-performing audit committee.

Charity Commission in Liverpool

A Charity Commission investigation into the activities of disaster relief charity Crescent Relief (London) has found no evidence of deliberate misuse of funds by the trustees but could not find where all the money had ended up.


National student volunteering centre opens

A student volunteering organisation based in Oxford has moved into a building which it hopes will act as national centre to encourage student volunteering and involvement in social enterprise.

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