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Save the Children UK appoints Pete Bennett-Jones as new chair

31 Jul 2015 | Aoife Anderson
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Save the Children UK has announced that Pete Bennett-Jones, a founding trustee of Comic Relief, will replace Sir Alan Parker as chair of the charity.

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Charity Commission opens inquiry into sports charity

The Charity Commission has opened an investigation into a sports charity where a father passed on the £210,000-a-year chief executive job to his son.

Kids Company's See the Child campaign failed to secure any funding or launch promised task force

Kids Company has admitted that it has so far failed to find £1.5m funding for a promised task force or make progress towards its own targets for its 'See the Child. Change the System' campaign.

Legacy

Three animal charities have said they are "very concerned" after losing the right to remain the sole beneficiaries of a widow's £500,000 will.

Dawn Austwick

The Big Lottery Fund has announced the appointment of three people to senior management roles.

They need to look outside their own organisation and look at others who are doing similar work to see if they are doing it better or more efficiently. If they are, that doesn't mean they should immediately close or seek to merge but it does mean that something needs to change.

» 'If you aren't making a difference, it's okay to call it a day', Commission chief executive says

Masjid

The Charity Commission has announced plans to appoint a completely new board of trustees at a mosque under investigation for links to extremist preachers, after two separate groups both claimed to be the rightful trustees.

Cage given permission for judicial review of Commission decision to block charitable funding

The High Court has ruled that the Charity Commission will face a judicial review of its decision to pressure charities not to fund advocacy group Cage, after the group held a press conference defending a suspected terrorist.

WCVA announces cull of up to two thirds of trustees

The Wales Council for Voluntary Action has announced a reshuffle of its governance structure, which could involve removing up to 24 trustees.

Alan Yentob admits that mistakes were made at Kids Company

Alan Yentob, chair of Kids Company, has admitted that the charity made mistakes but defended the motives of its founder and chief executive, Camila Batmanghelidjh.

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