18 Sep 2014
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.
Following the recent resignation of Oxfam's Haiti director following staff misconduct, Andrew Chaggar discusses standards and accountability for international aid organisations.
Payment of trustees is coming whether we like it or not, according to president of NCVO, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbott.
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.
Has the taxpayer gained? I don't think so - the small savings to the Treasury (after the redundancy costs) are far outweighed by the damaging consequences of an under-resourced charity regulator.
The Charity Commission has insisted it will continue to prioritise the most serious risk to the sector and its reputation, despite its funding constraints.
Some 337 serious incidents concerning vulnerable beneficiaries were reported to the Charity Commission last year, while the total number of serious incidents being notified has nearly doubled for the second year running.
Locality has selected a second tranche of organisations to host the £15m government programme, which will recruit and train 5,000 community organisers over the next four years.
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