NCVO backs Commission's focus on regulation

NCVO backs Commission's focus on regulation

26 Nov 2014 | David Ainsworth

NCVO supports the Charity Commission’s decision to focus more on regulation, but is cautious about the need for new powers in the Protection of Charities Bill, Sir Stuart Etherington told the committee scrutinising the bill yesterday.


NCVO backs Commission's focus on regulation

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Richard Fuller Conservative MP for Bedford

Government should be more creative in engaging with the third sector, according to Conservative MP Richard Fuller responding to Labour calls for an assessment of the effects of local authority funding cuts on the voluntary sector.

Ian Oakley-Smith, director, PwC

Charities are not merging with other charities nearly as much as might be expected in the wake of the public spending cuts, new figures from the Charity Commission suggest.

Florence Nightingale

David Philpott is reminded of the real meaning of Charity, with a capital 'C'.

Stephen Leonard, CEO, IBM UK

UK-based development charity Practical Action has joined forces with IBM to create a new charity that aims to raise £100m over five years to eradicate energy poverty across the globe.

Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

Evegny Lebedev, founder and chair of The Journalism Foundation and chairman of the Independent and Evening Standard

Amidst a backdrop of the Leveson Inquiry, Salman Rushdie, Jon Snow, Paddy Ashdown and Sir Menzies Campbell have lent their support to a new charity promoting journalism as a force for democracy which launches today.

Royal Courts of Justice

The Upper Tribunal has ordered the Charity Commission to withdraw its existing guidance on public benefit of fee-charging charities while it writes its new guidance.

Royal Courts of Justice, image copyright Chris Harvey

The Charity Commission and the Independent Schools Council recently returned to the Upper Tribunal after failing to agree how to amend the Commission’s public benefit guidance in the wake of the Tribunal’s initial judgment on the matter.

Tate trustee criticises BP sponsorship

One of the Tate’s corporate sponsors BP has been branded “a disgrace” by one of the organisation’s trustees who has also applauded the protestors which disrupt Tate events to campaign against the oil company.

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