29 Oct 2013
The Charity Commission has suggested to the Treasury that it takes a slice of gift aid or places a direct levy on charities, as it warns it cannot sustain a further 10 per cent funding cut expected in the government’s upcoming spending review.
A prominent social enterprise leader has accused Navca chief executive Kevin Curley of a lack of understanding about social enterprise after he questioned its validity on the social networking site Twitter.
The Anglo-German Foundation has said it is going to spend out its reserves and close down, though not because of the recession, but because it believes it has largely achieved its objectives.
The government has rejected a call from the Public Administration Select Committee to set up a statutory register of lobbying activity, disappointing charities who argued strongly for such a register during evidence hearings last year.
The charity sector should ask why donkey welfare charities raise more income than domestic violence charities, according to Martin Brookes, director of New Philanthropy Capital.
At a time when the NHS and Local Authorities are being told to put everything out to competitive tendering it is rank hypocrisy and smacks of cronyism to learn that Government favoured schemes do not have to follow suit.
The Affinity Trust, formerly TACT UK, is appointing an independent pay committee to determine how much its board members should be paid, while at the same time applying for charitable status.
In my spiralling walks I am coming across situations where board members are bullying the chief executive, chief executives are bullying board members, board members are bullying each other and some staff are bullying each other. I thought this was it, and then last week came across a case where volunteers were bullying the board and the focus was taken away from providing a quality service!
Forthcoming government cuts in public spending will be as high as cuts made in the recession of the 1970s, Robert Chote, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies warned charity finance leaders earlier this week.
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