18 Sep 2014
Sector leaders warned yesterday that charities need to get better at answering the public’s questions if the sector is to hold on to high levels of trust.
The Charity Commission and Charity Trustee Networks are joining forces again this year to run Trustees’ Week, set to run from Monday 31 October to Sunday 6 November.
Lord Glasman has slammed the government’s decision to award a £15m community organising contract to Locality, calling it a “paternalist” approach which is out of step with the principles of community organising.
The Energy Saving Trust is to apply for charitable status and operate as a social enterprise, in response to a 50 per cent cut in funding from the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Charities are not elected, and in their reports and press releases they claim an authority they may/should not enjoy.
A panel of charity experts has expressed misgivings with the Big Society agenda, but they still urges the civil society sector to engage with David Cameron’s flagship policy. Vibeka Mair reports on the debate.
The lawyer who is defending the Charity Commission against the Independent Schools Council’s challenge to its public benefit guidance yesterday found himself explaining to the tribunal judges how it is that such schools can be charities at all.
Gareth Jones hears Sam Younger suggest again that changes to the way charities are classified may be necessary.
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