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Big Lottery Fund announce three new appointments to senior team

24 Jul 2015 | Hugh Radojev

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


Big Lottery Fund announce three new appointments to senior team

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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.

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

House of Lords

The House of Lords has passed amendments to the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill to block an extension of the right to buy scheme and to require the Charity Commission to defend charities from having their assets sequestrated.

Rob Wilson, minister for civil society

The RSPCA and RSPB have offered to show the minister for civil society how they carry out their charitable objectives after he used them as examples of charities that have strayed from their mission.

Prime Minister attacks NUS for involvement with Muslim extremists

Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned the National Union of Students for choosing to “ally” itself with a group that has been linked with Muslim extremism, a claim that the student body strongly denies.

Minister for civil society criticised over 9p travel expenses claim

Rob Wilson, the minister for civil society, has been criticised on the front page of a national newspaper after claiming 9p for a 350 yard car journey to visit a constituent and 60p towards the cost of maintaining his bicycle.

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