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Business models of medium-sized charities 'no longer working', CFG conference hears 1

2 Jul 2015 | Emily Corfe

Diminishing public funds and emerging social needs will render the business models of medium sized charities unfit for purpose, a Charity Finance Group conference heard yesterday.

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Business models of medium-sized charities 'no longer working', CFG conference hears

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Peers debate changing definition of social investment

The House of Lords last night debated whether to change the definition of social investment and whether to force charities undertaking social investment to get professional financial advice.

Commission attitude to campaigning ‘sullies UK reputation’ round the world, says former board member

The Charity Commission and the Conservative government have “sullied the UK’s reputation for exemplary regulation of civil society” by limiting charities’ right to campaign, a former Commission board member has said.

Commission increases investigations by 60 per cent

The Charity Commission saw a 60 per cent year-on-year increase in the number of statutory inquiries it opened, according to its annual report and accounts for the year to March 2015, published yesterday.

Charity Commission will ‘actively pursue alternative funding sources’

The Charity Commission will consult on charging charities to pay for regulation, it said in a strategic plan published 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.

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

Breast Cancer Now loses a quarter of its staff after merger

Breast Cancer Now has reduced staff numbers by a quarter since the merger, through a mix of redundancy and "natural turnover", in a bid not to duplicate job roles.

Charity Commission

A charity has been ordered to seek independent advice on reclaiming £130,000 of missing income after a former trustee used the charity’s bank account for an “external project”.

Trustees must answer to the public over high chief executive pay, says minister for civil society

Trustees must do more to give the public confidence in charities, and must make sure charitable donations do not fund "very large" salaries, the minister for civil society said last week.

Three days paid volunteering leave for employees to go ahead, says minister for civil society

The government will go ahead with proposals for employees to receive three days of volunteering leave, the minister for civil society said yesterday in his first keynote speech of the new Parliament.

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