Society Diary: Another King, another carpark

Society Diary: Another King, another carpark

1 Jul 2016

Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector.


Society Diary: Another King, another carpark

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Charities and the use of subsidiary trading companies

In a series of three articles, Anne-Marie Piper provides an overview of the governance and other issues relating to charities wishing or needing to trade.

Serious failures in due diligence and monitoring

The Charity Commission's Dave Walker outlines the importance of due diligence measures after an inquiry into a charity which used an intermediary to distribute funds led to its dissolution.

Age UK's battle  to win over local Age Concerns

Age UK has started building formal partnerships with independent Age Concerns, but some are refusing to join the new brand, deciding instead to forge a new identity. Kirsty Weakley finds out why.

High Court

Two of the three tribunal judges that will hear the case on public benefit of independent schools were themselves privately educated, but do not think that private schools are the “best thing since sliced bread”, lead judge Mr Justice Warren said today.

To encourage the sector’s HR Directors to offer opportunities to younger people is not in any way undervaluing the importance and significance of older workers.

» Reduce the age of your workforce to get more fresh ideas, NCVO conference told


Jan Golding offers some advice on how to get the best out of your workforce in a time of spending cuts.

Fundraising from a governance perspective

One of the most common complaints about boards is that they don’t ‘get’ fundraising. Amanda McLean, former chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising, outlines the basics.

Jane Ryder, chief executive, OSCR

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has completed the registration of the first Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

Fears for Compact as government ignores final Commission report

Representatives from the Office for Civil Society, including Nick Hurd, ignored calls for their input into the evaluation of the Compact overseen by the Commission for the Compact as its final act before closing its doors on 31 March.

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