Jimmy Savile. Credit: Liftarn/Jmb

Savile charity to challenge victim compensation scheme

31 Jul 2014 | Alice Sharman

The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust has been granted permission to appeal against the agreed system of compensation for victims of the presenter, despite not being obliged to pay any money out itself.


Savile charity to challenge victim compensation scheme

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Stephen Mangan, Charity Awards 2011 host

Writing this column is no laughing matter for Ian Allsop.

Downing Street staff volunteer for Charity Award-winning Blue Sky

Downing Street staff volunteered for Blue Sky Development & Regeneration today, as part of its Social Action project with the Charity Award-winning organisation.

Commission pays out £1.7m in severance packages

The Charity Commission paid £1.7m-worth of severance packages in the 2010/11 financial year, up from just £98,000 the previous year.

L-R Melyvn Bragg, Stephen Fry, Paul Farmer

Stephen Fry is to become the new president of mental health charity Mind, succeeding Lord Melvyn Bragg who is to step down after fifteen years in the role.

My feelings about Mr Hurd precisely, and thank you, Gareth Thomas, for hanging onto this like a terrier with a weasel. The money needs to be paid back and heads should roll.

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Chris Blackhurst, who recently called on the Charity Commission to force charity mergers, has been appointed editor of the Independent.

Dame Suzi Leather

The Charity Commission has said it will consult the sector before devising its “good-enough” index of admin costs.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson

Mayor of London Boris Johnson resisted associating his newly-launched £4.5m pan-London volunteering programme with the Big Society agenda today, saying he would not get involved in “categorising” the scheme.

Global Zero panel at Bafta following UK premiere of Countdown to Zero

The anti-nuclear campaign film Countdown to Zero sets out to frighten viewers into supporting the associated Global Zero campaign.  But Tania Mason reckons there is a word for people who go around spreading terror.

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