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Shawcross reappointed as chair of the Charity Commission

29 Jan 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office, has reappointed William Shawcross as chair of Charity Commission for a second three-year term.

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Shawcross reappointed as chair of the Charity Commission

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Alison McKenna, president of the Charity Tribunal

The review of the Charities Act should re-examine the way that Attorney General’s references play out in the sector, according to Charity Tribunal president Alison McKenna.

Malcolm Hayday, CEO, Charity Bank

The Charity Commission is considering a request by Charity Bank to change its governing documents to allow it to distribute profits to its charitable shareholders, a decision that could have wider implications for all charitable companies.





Newcastle strikers' salaries will go to charity

Newcastle City Council will donate the wage savings it will make from Wednesday’s strike action to its Newcastle Fund grants programme to support employment charities in the city.

Arts & Business to merge with Business in the Community

Cash-strapped arts sponsorship organisation Arts & Business is to merge with Business in the Community following significant funding cuts from the Arts Council.

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

3SC launches Access to Work Programme in Wales with bespoke online portal

Public service delivery social enterprise 3SC has developed a bespoke web portal to enable its partner organisations to carry out needs-assessment reports for the Department for Work and Pensions.

Gareth Thomas, shadow minister for civil society

The Public Services (Social Value) Bill passed through the House of Commons on Friday without amendments which would have seen a greater role for civil society organisations in public service commissioning.

Nicola Evans, Bircham Dyson Bell

The Law Commission has indicated that it plans to examine charity legislation after Lord Hodgson has concluded his review of the Charities Act, and there may even be another draft charities bill produced in 2015.


Government 'must involve the sector in the Youth Contract'

Umbrella bodies have welcomed the creation of the £1bn government fund to tackle youth unemployment but stress that the voluntary sector must be involved in its delivery.

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