NCVO backs Commission's focus on regulation

NCVO backs Commission's focus on regulation

26 Nov 2014 | David Ainsworth

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.


NCVO backs Commission's focus on regulation

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Strike's off, as Centrepoint and union settle dispute

Following a seven-month tussle between the union and management, Centrepoint staff have agreed to a new pay and restructure offer and called off planned strikes.

Tribunal case is based on a hypothetical question, admits Attorney General

The point of law that the Charity Tribunal is clarifying this week in a four-day hearing on benevolent funds, involving at least eight barristers and several more solicitors, is a hypothetical question, counsel for the Attorney General has admitted.

Dominic Fox, chief executive, Association of Charitable Organisations

The Association of Charitable Organisations has criticised the Charity Commission for forcing its members to waste time and money on the Charity Tribunal case being heard in London this week.

Catherine Johnstone, chief executive of the Samaritans

Volunteering England has appointed both the Samaritans and British Waterways' chief executives among its five new trustees.

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!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

Educational research charities merge

Educational research charity Futurelab Education is to become part of the National Foundation for Educational Research.

Commission stands firm against latest Times broadside

The Charity Commission has defended itself against a stinging attack on its performance and leadership in Saturday’s Times newspaper.

High Court closes three companies involved in air ambulance collections scam

The High Court in London has closed down three companies and launched a further investigation into staff for their involvement in a charity collection scam which claimed to raise money for local air ambulances.

Attorney General Dominic Grieve

A cohort of benevolent funds will appear before the Upper Tribunal this week to argue that they provide services to a sufficiently wide range of people to pass the public benefit test.

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