Charities cannot use DCLG grants to lobby government, says Pickles

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2 Mar 2015 | David Ainsworth

Charities and other organisations will not be allowed to use Department for Communities and Local Government grants to lobby Parliament, government or political parties, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said last week.


Charities cannot use DCLG grants to lobby government, says Pickles

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Tony Aston, former Guide Dogs chairman

Guide Dogs has appointed its deputy chairman Amos Miller as interim chair following Tony Aston’s resignation from the post due to ill health. Rodney Buse has also stepped down as chair designate.

City Council found to be using charity land inappropriately

The Charity Commission has ruled today that Liverpool City Council was in breach of trust in allowing an employee to live on charity property rent-free for over 20 years.

Coutts report examines merits of short and long-term charitable foundations

Private bank Coutts has today published a guide that explores the debate around the longevity of charitable foundations and the impact they have, comparing foundations that exist indefinitely to those whose capital is distributed over a set period.

George Osborne, copyright HM Treasury

Charities barely got a look in during George Osborne's Budget speech this time around. Has the charity sector been so soon forgot? Dan Corry contemplates.

Charity Finance was (and is) a truly proper read for anyone working in this industry. It was like Daniel himself - decent, informative, full of integrity and with a sprinkling of humour to lighten the load.

» Daniel Phelan: Publisher, editor, social entrepreneur, intellectual

Budget 2012: Red tape will be slashed for volunteer events

Measures that will reduce the bureaucratic burden on holding charity events have been promised in the government's Spring Budget.

David Locke, former executive director of charity services, Charity Commission

Former director of charity services at the UK Charity Commission David Locke says the imminent closure of the New Zealand Charities Commission is "against the flow" of charity regulation throughout the world.

Major study on impact measurement launched

Members of the Inspiring Impact Group, which includes a number of the sector's umbrella bodies, have teamed up with Ipsos Mori to launch a major new study into impact measurement, taking place over the coming months.

Sony launches open source volunteering app

From today people using Android smartphones will be able to access YouthNet’s online volunteering database, Do-it, through a mobile application.

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