William Shawcross, chair, Charity Commission

Commission: ‘We share more data with other agencies than they share with us’

17 Dec 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

William Shawcross told politicians yesterday that the Charity Commission shares more information with other agencies, including HMRC, than it receives in return and that he would like more information to come the regulator’s way.


Commission: ‘We share more data with other agencies than they share with us’

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Sam Younger, chief executive of the Charity Commission

The Charity Commission intends to focus most of its attention over the next three years on its objectives relating to accountability and compliance, according to its new strategic plan.

Islington Town Hall

London's Islington Council has called on the government to give it greater powers to clamp down on street fundraisers in the borough, with the aim of eradicating them entirely.

8,000 Tate supporters call for end of BP partnership

Trustees at Tate will soon decide on the future of the organisation’s 21-year relationship with BP after 8,000 Tate members and visitors signed a petition asking for the partnership to be ditched.

Help the Aged referred customers to HSBC company fined £10.5m by FSA

Nursing Homes Fees Agency, the now defunct subsidiary which triggered HSBC’s record £10.5m fine from the FSA this week for misleading elderly savers, had links to charities including Help the Aged and Counsel and Care.

The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.

» Public service contract culture undermines volunteers, new report claims

International Aid league table finds best giving opportunities

A British initiative has come second in a league table of international aid schemes which aims to find the best opportunities for donors to accomplish good with their donation.

Richard Fuller Conservative MP for Bedford

Government should be more creative in engaging with the third sector, according to Conservative MP Richard Fuller responding to Labour calls for an assessment of the effects of local authority funding cuts on the voluntary sector.

Ian Oakley-Smith, director, PwC

Charities are not merging with other charities nearly as much as might be expected in the wake of the public spending cuts, new figures from the Charity Commission suggest.

Florence Nightingale

David Philpott is reminded of the real meaning of Charity, with a capital 'C'.

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