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Michael O’Toole steps down as sector's Crown Representative

16 Sep 2014 | Tania Mason

Michael O’Toole, the first Crown Representative for the charity sector, has resigned after two years to become the new chief executive of Mentor, the youth drug and alcohol charity.

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The chief executive of charity ShelterBox has warned that the execution of aid worker David Haines at the weekend will make the “whole third sector” measure its risks more cautiously.

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The Charity Commission’s searchable online register of charities is due to launch in beta this autumn, after a four-month delay, as the organisation prepares to move its website to gov.uk. 

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Serco has not reapplied to deliver the volunteering programme the National Citizen Service, despite winning the most contracts in 2012.

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The Electoral Commission has been forced into a climbdown over its guidance on the Lobbying Act, according to an alliance of organisations of who campaigned for changes to the rules.

Labour MPs are more supportive than Conservatives of charities challenging government policies

Less than half of Conservative MPs believe charities should be able to challenge government policy, new research by nfpSynergy shows.

Shawcross says he opposes restrictions on setting up a charity

Charity Commission chair William Shawcross has said he is against more restrictions on people setting up new charities – distancing the Commission from proposals outlined by former chief executive Sam Younger in his final speech.

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