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ActionAid reinforces support for DfID despite criticism from its programmes director

27 Sep 2016 | Tania Mason

ActionAid has distanced itself from a warning made by its director of programmes that NGOs are reluctant to stand up to the Department for International Development, stressing that it welcomes the commitment to aid made by the new Secretary of State.


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Charities are elitist because society is elitist, Labour Party Conference hears

Some parts of the charity sector are elitist, but this is partly because the rest of society is elitist, the director of Class said at a Labour Party Conference fringe event hosted by Acevo yesterday.

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Tanya Steele has been appointed the new chief executive of WWF-UK, taking over from the departing David Nussbaum.

MEP: Charities must make their voices heard during Brexit discussions

A Labour MEP has said that charities have a “crucial” role to play as Britain redefines its relationship with the rest of the world post-Brexit.

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Aid agencies are becoming too dependent on the Department for International Development and instead should be standing up to it, the director of programmes at ActionAid said at a Labour Conference fringe event yesterday.

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.

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Eduserv agrees £138,000 payment to retiring CEO without telling full board

Eduserv, a charity that provides IT services to the public sector, agreed to pay its retiring chief executive a settlement totalling £138,303 without the knowledge of the full board, documents seen by Civil Society News show.


Charity sector criticises draft guidance on warnings power

Charity representative bodies have told the Charity Commission that they have serious concerns about its draft guidance for the use of its power to issue official warnings.

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A Christian charity whose youth minister was convicted of sexual offences against beneficiaries failed to ensure adequate safeguarding procedures, a Charity Commission inquiry report said today.

'Scary' regulator will drive away trustees, says RNIB chief executive

The outgoing chief executive of RNIB has called for the Charity Commission to stop scaring people off from becoming trustees, and said the sector should rise up and force legislators to reform it.

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