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Home-Start announces the death of its founder Margaret Harrison

1 Sep 2015 | Emily Corfe

Margaret Harrison, founder of the family support charity Home-Start, passed away on Sunday 16 August.

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Halo Trust

Two trustees at the Halo Trust were paid a combined total of £120,000 to review the charity’s structural, remuneration and governance arrangements following the suspension and eventual resignation of its founder and chief executive.

Acevo’s membership increases for the first time in six years

The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations has reported that its membership is up 4 per cent, while its income has continued to gradually decline.

Frances O’Grady and Megan Dunn

The National Union of Students and Trades Union Congress have signed a partnership to run joint trade union and student movement campaigns over the coming year.

Joe Saxton, founder, nfp Synergy

Public trust in charities is at its lowest since 2007 with just half of people saying that they trust not-for-profit groups, according to a survey by the research consultancy nfpSynergy.

A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.

» Former Citizens Advice chief David Harker dies

Charities see charging for regulation as a ‘burden’, survey suggests

Charities fear that having to pay for their regulator would be a "damaging burden" on resources, according to a survey conducted by the Directory of Social Change.  

Commission investigates two charities over 'significant discrepancies' in income

The Charity Commission is investigating two Harrow-based charities for “significant discrepancies” in the charities' incomes and financial management.

Acevo questions Commission role after Kids Company collapse

Sir Stephen Bubb, the chief executive of Acevo, has criticised the Charity Commission’s handling of the Kids Company collapse, saying it should have intervened earlier to help the charity build reserves.

Which organisations had the most access to civil society ministers?

The Cabinet Office publishes regular data showing who meets with the minister for civil society and his colleagues. David Ainsworth and Aoife Anderson examine the figures.

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