12 Feb 2015
NCVO supports the Charity Commission’s decision to focus more on regulation, but is cautious about the need for new powers in the Protection of Charities Bill, Sir Stuart Etherington told the committee scrutinising the bill yesterday.
The Charity Commission yesterday blamed Parliament for the ongoing delays in implementing the Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
The Charity Commission has today published the regulatory case report into fundraising appeals set up by two radio stations, where the money raised was still not spent five years down the line.
The director of an East London homelessness charity which has undertaken a social return on investment study which demonstrated a £5m annual saving to the British government, claims that the sector has been “hijacked by government consultants who are telling us we need this sort of thing”.
Computer Aid International has launched an e-waste guide to help other civil society organisations around the world campaign for policy change.
I hope this is an example that other medical charities will follow as it is very difficult to explain to the public why there are so many charities for certain causes.
Two more influential membership organisations have lined up to condemn the execution of the Work Programme, heaping yet more pressure on the Work and Pensions minister responsible for the scheme.
Heated discussions are par for the course at Public Administration Select Committee meetings, but in its final Big Society inquiry session Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude at least managed to refrain from the colourful language he has previously used. Vibeka Mair reports from the debate.
Minister for civil society Nick Hurd has written an open letter to the sector that seeks to explain the “strategic framework” underpinning the government’s recent policy initiatives.
Further details have emerged about the links between senior figures in the Conservative Party and dissolved charity Atlantic Bridge.
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