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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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Big Society will fail, say committee MPs

The Public Administration Select Committee has warned that the Big Society agenda will fail as civil servants do not have the skills to implement it, and there is a reluctance to do the reforms.

Umbrella bodies critical about taking Charity Commission advice role

Navca has slammed the Charity Commission’s plans to roll back its advice function and expect charities to instead rely on umbrella bodies for advice, while other umbrella charities have also voiced concerns about the move.

EU proposals to encourage cross-border volunteering

The European Commission will propose the creation of a European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps in 2012 to act as a framework for volunteers from across Europe to contribute to aid operations.

Socrates Socratous, director of SOC VAT consultants

Charities would suffer from lower incomes if trustees were to be paid, warns VAT specialist Socrates Socratous, commenting on Lord Hodgson's claim last week that payment of trustees was inevitable.

I left fundraising after 15 years, and an obsession with outcome measuring above and beyond the immediate impact (oh, and one with "sustainability") played a large part.

» Bring unicorns back to our world: the problem with outcomes

Frontline: setting the standards for international aid

Following the recent resignation of Oxfam's Haiti director following staff misconduct, Andrew Chaggar discusses standards and accountability for international aid organisations.

NCVO president Lord Hodgson

Payment of trustees is coming whether we like it or not, according to president of NCVO, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbott.

Dame Suzi Leather, chair of the Charity Commission

The Charity Commission will expect all charities to become part of a voluntary sector umbrella body, and has mooted highlighting on the Commission website the memberships that charities hold.

Charity Commission in Liverpool

The Charity Commission has insisted it will continue to prioritise the most serious risk to the sector and its reputation, despite its funding constraints.

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