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Mail on Sunday apologises to Help for Heroes over investigation claims

31 May 2016 | Emily Corfe

The Mail on Sunday has apologised for claiming that the veterans charity Help for Heroes was under investigation by the Ministry of Defence over complaints made about a recovery centre run by the charity.

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Charity Commission board is unrepresentative and 'gravely compromised', says Acevo

Acevo, the infrastructure body for charity chief executives, has said the Charity Commission board has "never been less representative of the sector" and said that the regulator’s governance has been “gravely compromised”.

Mo Farah Foundation reportedly to close after story appears in The Sun

The Mo Farah Foundation has reportedly closed after The Sun found that it had spent more money on marketing and events than on delivering charitable aid to children in Africa and the UK.

 National Trust criticised in Sunday Times for selling off land for housing

The Sunday Times newspaper has published a critical article accusing the National Trust of “hypocrisy” over its decision to sell off parcels of land for housing.

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Several housing charities are seeking to de-register themselves with the Charity Commission because they believe it "lacks the resources" to manage new rules over housing stock.

Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.

» Peers propose that all fundraising charities must register with the FRSB

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Bodies like Acevo and NCVO have failed to provide proper leadership and lacked a concerted response in defending charities from public criticism, Oxfam's director of communications said this week.

Cabinet Office advertises for new Charity Commission board members

The Cabinet Office has advertised for three new board members for the Charity Commission and reappointed four others, including making one, Eryl Besse, the deputy chair.

 Vital work of charities damaged by fundraising, says Charity Commission chair

The “vital work” of charities has been damaged by aggressive fundraisers at some charities which had lost their way, the chair of the Charity Commission has written today in an article for The Times.

Oxfam treasurer questions whether being a registered charity is worthwhile

The treasurer of Oxfam International has questioned whether being a registered charity is worth the regulatory burden, and suggested charities could want to give up their registration and become social enterprises instead.

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Grants are ‘unsustainable’ says minister for civil society

26 May 2016

The minister for civil society, Rob Wilson, has said charities too often focus on “outdated operating...

Citizen’s Advice Scotland denies report it is ‘on the brink of collapse’

24 May 2016

Citizen’s Advice Scotland has denied reports it is “on the brink of collapse”, following allegations...

Oxfam accused of using gift aid for tax avoidance

23 May 2016

Gift aid is used by Oxfam and other charities as a form of tax avoidance, according to an article published...

Charities criticise civil society minister for talking 'total nonsense' about grant funding

27 May 2016

Sector bodies have criticised minister for civil society Rob Wilson for talking "total nonsense" about...

Vital work of charities damaged by fundraising, says Charity Commission chair

26 May 2016

The “vital work” of charities has been damaged by aggressive fundraisers at some charities which had...

Report: 'Lotteries outperform door-to-door and face-to-face on attrition'

25 May 2016

Direct debit lotteries are performing “much better in terms of attrition” than door to door and private...

Facebook looking to make ‘donate’ button available to UK charities this year

23 May 2016

Facebook is looking to roll-out its ‘donate’ button feature to all charity pages at some point this...

Blue Cross, Mary's Meals and Barbican start to fundraise with contactless technology

20 May 2016

The Blue Cross, Mary’s Meals and the Barbican are the latest charities to trial the use of contactless...

Charities need to address digital skills gap or they will lose beneficiaries

6 May 2016

Charities must improve their digital offering or lose beneficiaries, the chief executive of Parkinson’s...

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