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RSPCA and RSPB challenge Rob Wilson after he criticises them 3

21 Jul 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

The RSPCA and RSPB have offered to show the minister for civil society how they carry out their charitable objectives after he used them as examples of charities that have strayed from their mission.

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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.

RSPCA changes prosecutions policy and will now pass details to police first

The RSPCA has agreed to pass on prosecutions to the police following the Wooler review which called for the charity to modify its approach to hunting cases.

Male charity communications professionals paid an average of 10 per cent more than female

The gender pay gap for marketing and communications staff working in charities has narrowed, with men earning 10 per cent more than women in 2015 compared to 15 per cent last year, according to a salary survey.

Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into the Healthy Planet Foundation over concerns about its involvement with rate relief schemes and payments to companies linked to 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

Peter Bennett-Jones

Save the Children UK has announced that Pete Bennett-Jones, a founding trustee of Comic Relief, will replace Sir Alan Parker as chair of the charity.

Stroke Association chief executive to step down next year

The chief executive of the Stroke Association, Jon Barrick, has announced that he will step down in 2016 after 12 years in the role.

Charity Commission opens inquiry into Al-Hijrah Trust

The Charity Commission has announced that it has opened a statutory inquiry into poverty eradication charity the Al-Hijrah Trust due to its trustees repeatedly filing the charity’s accounts late.

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