Save the Children seeks to contain damage after 118,000 people call for it to revoke award to Tony Blair

Save the Children seeks to contain damage after 118,000 people call for it to revoke award to Tony Blair 7

1 Dec 2014 | David Ainsworth

Save the Children International is believed to be "urgently" trying to contain reputational damage after more than 118,000 people signed a petition opposing an award to Tony Blair for his anti-poverty work.


Save the Children seeks to contain damage after 118,000 people call for it to revoke award to Tony Blair

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Understanding Charities Group launches to improve public trust in the sector

A cross-sector alliance of charities has formally launched the Understanding Charities Group, aimed at improving public trust and confidence in charities.

Charity regulation in crisis and Protection of Charities Bill is little help, Parliamentarians told

Charity regulation is in a state of crisis and the current draft Protection of Charities Bill is simply “tinkering around the edges”, according to evidence submitted to the committee considering the Bill.

George Osborne

Charity sector leaders welcomed VAT rebates and a generous upper limit for social investment tax relief in the Autumn Statement today, but expressed concerns about a planned review of business rates.

Concordia Theatre. Credit: Roy William Shakespeare

Concerns about child safeguarding were "brushed under the carpet" by a theatre charity, according to an inquiry report released by the Charity Commission yesterday.

Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

Jimmy Savile

An appeal by the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust which aimed to reduce fraudulent claims to a victim compensation scheme was dismissed today by three appeal judges.

NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

NPC has identified six areas for religious charities to consider as the environment in which they operate continues to change.

Make a Difference Day 2011

Volunteering charity CSV has admitted that its pension deficit is its biggest risk in the future even though it recently paid £2.2m into the scheme from the fire sale of its properties.

Lisa Nandy announces policies to grow volunteering under Labour government

Lisa Nandy, shadow minister for civil society, will promise a raft of measures to grow volunteering as she reveals the results of Labour’s consultation with the voluntary sector later today.

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