5 Oct 2016
Alice Sharman and Kirsty Weakley went to Liverpool earlier this week for the Labour Party Conference. Here’s a summary of what happened.
The Charity Commission should be allowed to fine charities that don’t submit their accounts on time, and charge fees for filing annual returns, Lord Hodgson has stated in his Charities Act review.
Charities with annual income of more than £1m should be able to pay their trustees without seeking permission from the Charity Commission, Lord Hodgson has recommended in his official review of the Charities Act 2006.
Kids Company, which supports 17,000 young people in London every year, has launched an urgent appeal for funding to expand, in the face of research which shows that up to one million children could be living in vulnerable families in the UK by 2015.
Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.
Stephen Newton, the blogger whose complaint to the Charity Commission led to the closure of Atlantic Bridge, the charity founded by Dr Liam Fox MP, has described the Commission’s decision not to recover funds from the trustees as a political one.
Several respondents to the live blog attached to the Charity Commission’s new draft public benefit guidance have condemned it for being too confusing and tricky to navigate.
Managing risk; building an inclusive board; and developing strategy – being a chair on a Charity 100 Index board is a challenging role. Vibeka Mair analyses the major trends from the 2012 Trustee Leadership Survey.
The transfer of responsibility for England and Wales' waterways from British Waterways to the Canal and River Trust is official with the former now ceasing to exist.
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