Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

21 Oct 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

Age UK spent £1.81m on 120 redundancies in 2014, on top of £1.17m last year, as part of a review of the structure of the organisation, according to its latest annual accounts.


Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

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Catherine Johnstone, chief executive of the Samaritans

Volunteering England has appointed both the Samaritans and British Waterways' chief executives among its five new trustees.

Educational research charities merge

Educational research charity Futurelab Education is to become part of the National Foundation for Educational Research.

Commission stands firm against latest Times broadside

The Charity Commission has defended itself against a stinging attack on its performance and leadership in Saturday’s Times newspaper.

High Court closes three companies involved in air ambulance collections scam

The High Court in London has closed down three companies and launched a further investigation into staff for their involvement in a charity collection scam which claimed to raise money for local air ambulances.

It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.

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Attorney General Dominic Grieve

A cohort of benevolent funds will appear before the Upper Tribunal this week to argue that they provide services to a sufficiently wide range of people to pass the public benefit test.

Yannick Jadot, former Greenpeace France director had his computer hacked

Electricité de France has been convicted in a French court of spying on Greenpeace as it campaigned against the UK government’s plans to work with the energy company to expand its nuclear operations.

Sir Richard Lambert, chair of Big Society Trust

Former CBI director-general Sir Richard Lambert has been chosen to chair the Big Society Trust, the holding company charged with ensuring that Big Society Capital stays true to its mission.

Rhythmix raises £1k in 24-hrs to battle X Factor over trademark

Music and youth charity Rhythmix has raised £1,000 from the public in just 24-hours to help it fund £8,000 in legal fees incurred as a result of a near three-week battle with the TV show X Factor over the trademark of its name.

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