26 Nov 2014
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.
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.
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.
David Philpott is reminded of the real meaning of Charity, with a capital 'C'.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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