Stuart Etherington

Many infrastructure bodies should 'shrink, merge or close' says Etherington 4

6 Oct 2015 | Emily Corfe

There are too many infrastructure organisations in the UK and many need to "shrink, merge or close", NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington said yesterday. 


Many infrastructure bodies should 'shrink, merge or close' says Etherington

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Government contracts should prevent charities from campaigning, Tory conference told

Government departments should place clauses in all charity contracts preventing organisations from using public money to campaign, the Conservative Party Conference heard yesterday.

The Conservatives have proved themselves a 'foe' of Muslim charities, event hears

The Conservative Party has proved itself a "foe" of Muslim charities after denying them a platform to speak at its conference, Sir Stephen Bubb of Acevo said yesterday.

Involve Yorkshire and Humber to close due to lack of funding

Voluntary sector support body Involve Yorkshire and Humber is to close at the end of next month, resulting in the loss of five jobs.

Government misses minimum recruitment target for National Citizen Service despite £130m spend

The Office for Civil Society failed to hit its minimum recruitment targets for the most recent round of the National Citizen Service despite spending £130m on it in the most recent financial year, government figures show.

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

 Tory MP demands explanation from her party for cancelled Muslim charities event

A Conservative MP has attacked her own party’s decision to cancel a Muslim charities event at the last minute, and has demanded an explanation – but the party itself has still offered no reason, three days after the decision was taken.

Prince Charles speaking at the British Asian Trust annual dinner

Richard Hawkes, former chief executive of Scope, has landed a new job as chief executive of the British Asian Trust, one of Prince Charles' charities.

‘Some charities have become more political in the way they campaign’ Conservative MP claims

Some charities “have become more political in the way they campaign” and need to be clearer with donors about where their money is being spent, the Conservative Party Conference heard yesterday.

12 charity workers killed in US-led attack on Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Afghanistan

Médecins Sans Frontières has confirmed that 12 of its staff and at least seven patients, including three children, have been killed after a trauma centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan was bombed at the weekend.

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