Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing
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Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing

22 May 2015

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Anne Marie Taberdo intern at British Museum

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded more than £13m in additional funding to expand skills projects in the UK.

The Shetland Isles, copyright SnappyBex

The Office for the Scottish Charity Regulator has received 68 objections to the proposed reorganisation of one of Scotland's largest charities, which would replace elected councillors acting as trustees with non-elected board members.

Bobath Centre staff agree to pay cut to save services

Staff at a charity supporting children with cerebral palsy have agreed to a 5 to 10 per cent pay cut in order to save its services.

Sam Younger, CEO, Charity Commission

Attendees at the Charity Commission’s public meeting yesterday debated the merits of formal training for charity trustees.

A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.

» Former Citizens Advice chief David Harker dies

Time for charities to get real about going green

Charities, like businesses should be held to account over their environmental standards, says Katy Wing.

King Edward VII and Queen Mary School, Lancashire

The Charity Tribunal has upheld the Charity Commission’s decision to allow two independent schools in Lancashire to merge, but directed the regulator to amend the scheme underpinning the merger so that the schools cannot profit by using the premises for anything other than educating local children.

BIS consultation on volunteer-led events criticised

A consultation launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has been criticised for its short timescale, poorly-written brief, and duplication of existing Cabinet Office research on volunteering.

Missing People plans to use Twitter to find child runaways

Missing People is hoping to track down missing children using Twitter.

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