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 Piper, charity partner at Farrer & Co

"Charities badly need the social investment market to get off the ground and at the moment that’s incredibly difficult," said Anne-Marie Piper, charity partner at Farrer & Co, speaking at the Civil Society Question Time debate in Westminster yesterday.

Baroness Howe of Idlicote, chair of the NCVO Charity Law Review Advisory Group

The Charities Act 2006 has, overall, proved to be a good piece of legislation that is fit for purpose, the NCVO Charity Law Review Advisory Group has concluded.

New chairman announced at Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

James Hughes-Hallett has been appointed as the next chairman of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, coinciding with the release of the charity’s annual report this week.

Disability charity commissions Media Trust to extend its reach

Hammersmith and Fulham Action on Disability has commissioned communications charity Media Trust to carry out a market research project designed to increase its scope in west London.

They need to look outside their own organisation and look at others who are doing similar work to see if they are doing it better or more efficiently. If they are, that doesn't mean they should immediately close or seek to merge but it does mean that something needs to change.

» 'If you aren't making a difference, it's okay to call it a day', Commission chief executive says

Navca dismisses government procurement pledge

Navca has rejected the Cabinet Office’s new Procurement Pledge, instead opting to support a Local Government Association alternative, and is calling on other not-for-profit organisations to do likewise.

Duchess of Cambridge, copyright Pat Pilon

War on Want has called on the Duchess of Cambridge to push the retailer Zara to stop exploiting women in its south-east Asian factories, as it published a report into exploitation of female migrant workers.

Photo credit Nikoretro

It’s two years since Britain voted in the previously unlikely coalition of the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. Celina Ribeiro tracks the main developments of the coalition’s first half of government.

Childcare charity first to switch to Scottish CIO status

The Glen Urquhart Childcare Centre has become the first charity to convert to a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

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