7 Jul 2015
Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected
from the corners of the charity sector.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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