St Mungo's staff plan new ten-day strike

St Mungo's staff plan new ten-day strike

30 Oct 2014 | Tania Mason

Staff at St Mungo’s are planning to strike again for ten days from next Wednesday in further protest at proposed changes to their pay and conditions.


St Mungo's staff plan new ten-day strike

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Simon Cowell donates £20,000 to Rhythmix to cover its legal costs

X Factor mogul Simon Cowell  has temporarily abandoned his “Mr Nasty” tag and agreed to donate a reported £20,000 to Rhythmix, a charity which had been battling the producers of X Factor over the trademark of its name.

Pomp and circumstance

No-one does a charity event quite like the British, says David Philpott.

First audit of effectiveness of Big Society goals is launched

The government's ambition to create a ‘Big Society’ is to be put under scrutiny with the launch of an audit into how effective its policies have been.

NCVO charity law review will examine issue of trustee payment

Remuneration of trustees and potential alternatives to the Charity Tribunal are just two areas that the NCVO’s Charity Law Advisory Group will examine as part of its review of the Charities Act 2006.

Don't bring the public into this Brooks. Our research shows again and again that the public don't have a problem with charities' campaigning. Indeed campaigning is bottom of the public's list of concerns not top.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Impact measuring raises profile of charities

Studies by New Philanthropy Capital and the Third Sector Research Centre have shown that impact reporting can raise the profile of voluntary organisations, including with the government.

Rosie Chapman, former director of policy and effectiveness at the Charity Commission

Rosie Chapman provides a whistle-stop tour of the terms of reference of the NCVO's review of the Charities Act 2006.

Jackie Turpin, head of finance, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

As head of finance at a large grantmaker, Jackie Turpin congratulates the Charity Commission on powerful new investment guidance that should encourage trustees to think outside the box.

James Caan, chairman of the Big Issue and Dragon's Den entrepreneur

James Caan, entrepreneur and ex-Dragon's Den investor, says ego and emotion get in the way of achieving scale in the charity sector, and has urged more charities to merge, saying the sector is ripe for consolidation. 

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