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Two charities for vulnerable people face closure over benefit cuts

12 Feb 2016 | Emily Corfe

Two charities for vulnerable people with a combined annual income of £16m have warned they face closure as a result of changes to social housing benefits announced in last year’s Autumn Statement.

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 Top charities meet to discuss how to improve reputation of the charity sector

Representatives from 50 of the UK’s largest charities met yesterday to discuss how to improve the public reputation of the charity sector, following a series of critical articles in the media.

Commission revised fundraising guidance too fast, says NCVO

The Charity Commission revised its guidance on fundraising too fast, and does not properly explain its own role in the new regulatory structure, NCVO said in a consultation response submitted yesterday.

Telegraph publishes clarification to its news story about the True and Fair Foundation report

The Daily Telegraph has printed a clarification to its report accusing charities of spending too little on “good works”, and has made a number of changes to the online version of the story.

Man jailed after trying to use charitable fundraising to pay for terrorism

A man has been jailed after claiming he was raising funds for charity while actually collecting cash to help a British jihadi travel to Syria.

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

Watch Tower

The Charity Commission has defended its inquiry into the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Britain, following the Jehovah’s Witness charity's fourth appeal against what it describes as an "unlawful investigation".

Tor Docherty

Many trustees of small charities don't understand their legal responsibilities and just accept whatever the chief executive says, a charity leader told a Parliamentary group yesterday.

The Times

The Times today accused Friends of the Earth of “altering documents” and “deceiving” the Charity Commission, but the regulator said its guidance had not been contravened, and the charity described the story as "nonsense".

Sarah Wollaston

The Conservative chair of the Commons Health Select Committee has warned the government that its plans for anti-advocacy clauses in charitable grants could have “serious consequences” for public health.

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Telegraph publishes clarification to its news story about the True and Fair Foundation report

11 Feb 2016

The Daily Telegraph has printed a clarification to its report accusing charities of spending too little...

Charity sector calls on Prime Minister to overturn anti-advocacy clauses

11 Feb 2016

More than 140 charity leaders have written to the Prime Minister calling on him to reverse the decision...

Age UK suspends energy tariff in face of widespread media criticism

10 Feb 2016

Age UK has suspended an energy deal it recommended to pensioners, and which a Sun investigation claimed...

Commission revised fundraising guidance too fast, says NCVO

12 Feb 2016

The Charity Commission revised its guidance on fundraising too fast, and does not properly explain its...

Trustees need to be involved in fundraising, Lynda Thomas tells Fundraising Live

11 Feb 2016

Trustees should be involved in raising money for their charities so they can see how difficult it is,...

Lord Grade announces membership of Fundraising Regulator board

11 Feb 2016

Lord Grade, chair of the Fundraising Regulator, has today announced the eight people who will make up...

Charity Commission to start live-streaming public meetings

9 Feb 2016

The Charity Commission has announced that people can watch its next public meeting online via a live video...

JustGiving raises £1m through WhatsApp shares in less than a year

5 Feb 2016

JustGiving users who arrived at the site from WhatsApp have donated £1.175m since the giving platform...

ICO opens consultation into revised code of practice on data privacy notices

3 Feb 2016

The Information Commissioner’s Office has opened a consultation into its code of practice guidelines...

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