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Marie Curie merges four departments into one and recruits Mothercare executive to lead it 1

13 Nov 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

Marie Curie has today announced that it is merging its marketing, fundraising, communications, and policy and public affairs departments to create a new directorate. 

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Regulator examines 86 charities ‘at risk’ of funding Isis fighters

The Charity Commission confirmed today that a total of 86 charities are under scrutiny amid concerns that British aid organisations are funding Isis fighters in Syria. The separate cases include 37 organisations working to help victims of the crisis in Syria.

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.

Commission unfairly targets Muslim charities, says think tank

A new report by a think tank set up to “foster social cohesion in relation to Muslims in Britain” accuses the Charity Commission of being biased against Muslim charities despite having no evidence that they are inhabited by extremists.

 

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

Bates Wells Braithwaite to launch Stephen Lloyd Awards in memory of former partner

The law firm Bates Wells Braithwaite is to launch an award in memory of Stephen Lloyd, its former senior partner who died in a holiday boating accident in August.

Dan Corry, CEO of NPC

Setting up a charity without checking what other charitable provision already exists is “verging on the immoral”, NPC chief executive Dan Corry will tell a conference at Cass Business School today.

William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission. Image courtesy Fergus Burnett

Failings in charity governance often occur because boards become over-reliant on the chief executive or a single trustee, the ICAEW’s latest review project has found.


Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has set up a “rapid response case handling system” to follow up on concerns reported to it about charities’ campaigning activities, it announced today.

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