18 Sep 2014
Sector leaders warned yesterday that charities need to get better at answering the public’s questions if the sector is to hold on to high levels of trust.
The Public Administration Select Committee has warned that the Big Society agenda will fail as civil servants do not have the skills to implement it, and there is a reluctance to do the reforms.
Navca has slammed the Charity Commission’s plans to roll back its advice function and expect charities to instead rely on umbrella bodies for advice, while other umbrella charities have also voiced concerns about the move.
The European Commission will propose the creation of a European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps in 2012 to act as a framework for volunteers from across Europe to contribute to aid operations.
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.
It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.
Following the recent resignation of Oxfam's Haiti director following staff misconduct, Andrew Chaggar discusses standards and accountability for international aid organisations.
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.
The Charity Commission has insisted it will continue to prioritise the most serious risk to the sector and its reputation, despite its funding constraints.
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