PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services

PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services

19 Dec 2014 | Alice Sharman

The Charity Commission has sided with the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals on a decision that would allow it to change its objects to offer paid-for services.


PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services

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Richard Doughty, chair, 20/20 Leadership Commission

An idea from the 20/20 Leadership Commission to appoint an organisation as equalities champion for the sector got short shrift from a panel of women leaders yesterday.

Study shows over half of Brits volunteered last year

More than one in two people in Britain volunteered in 2011, according to a new study in volunteering habits by YouGov.

Copyright RNLI Sunderland

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has cut 41 staff, citing the challenging economic climate for charities that rely on public donations.

Welsh government suspends all funding to beleaguered equality charity

The Welsh government has suspended all public funding to the All Wales Ethnic Minority Association, until an investigation into alleged abuse of charitable funds is completed.

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

Frances McCandless, chief executive, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has published the key lessons learnt from the first 100 concerns lodged about charities across the country.

Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and

Bill Gates has pledged a $750m vote of confidence in the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria after it was announced its executive director would step down following the exposure of a "grave abuse of funds" in several countries the fund works in.

Rowena Lewis, fellow, Clore Social Leadership Programme

Seven in ten voluntary sector employees are female, yet just over four in ten charities are led by female CEOs or chairs. And in charities with turnover of £10m or more, women are in the top jobs at just 27 per cent of them.

Stephen Yip, founder and chief executive of Kind

Children’s charity Kind has announced that its founder and chief executive Stephen Yip has been granted the freedom of the City of Liverpool.

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