10 May 2016
The Charity Commission has released critical reports into the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and Roddick Foundation over their funding of advocacy group Cage.
The NCVO has applied to intervene in the Attorney-General’s reference and the judicial review of the Charity Commission’s interpretation of the law relating to the public benefit of independent schools.
The Charity Commission has decided it will reduce its one-to-one advice to charities and its interventions in individual cases, as it focuses on its key regulatory priorities in light of a 30 per cent budget cut over the next spending period.
Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.
Charities must be clear about what they want their trustees to do, says Rodney Buse, while prospective trustees need some clear direction to vacancies.
The government plans to change the vetting and barring scheme (VBS) so a large portion of people working or volunteering with vulnerable groups will no longer have to register with the VBS and be continuously monitored.
Attending our one day courses is a highly effective way of ensuring new and existing trustees fully understand their role, responsibilities and liabilities.