Charity Commission opens inquiry into sports charity
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Charity Commission opens inquiry into sports charity

28 Jul 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

The Charity Commission has opened an investigation into a sports charity where a father passed on the £210,000-a-year chief executive job to his son.

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Kids Company's See the Child campaign failed to secure any funding or launch promised task force

Kids Company has admitted that it has so far failed to find £1.5m funding for a promised task force or make progress towards its own targets for its 'See the Child. Change the System' campaign.

Legacy

Three animal charities have said they are "very concerned" after losing the right to remain the sole beneficiaries of a widow's £500,000 will.

Dawn Austwick

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

Masjid

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.

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

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.

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.

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