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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Joint registration between Charity Commission and HMRC delayed

Plans for the Charity Commission and HM Revenue & Customs to set up a joint registration process for charities are likely to be delayed until 2016, the Commission has said.

Vicky Browning

Charities which are spread across multiple locations must communicate well outside head office or risk alienating their regional workforce and volunteers and suffering serious reputational damage, according to a report published today.

Campbell Robb, CEO of Shelter

The three-day strike planned by Unite members at Shelter has been averted at the eleventh hour after the charity’s management made a fresh pay offer.

Charities face greater judicial review costs after Commons vote

Measures to make it more difficult and costly for charities to take part in judicial reviews are likely to enter law after the House of Commons yesterday voted down Lords amendments to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

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

Proposed Commission powers too broad, Charity Law Association representatives say

New powers proposed for the Charity Commission are too broad and the Commission might be too keen to put them to use, representatives of the Charity Law Association told a Parliamentary Committee yesterday.

Dr Philip Goodwin will move from Tree Aid to VSO

The international development organisation VSO today announced the appointment of Dr Philip Goodwin as chief executive.

Department of Health in Whitehall

New guidance has been published to help NHS charities break away from the NHS and become independent charities regulated only by the Charity Commission.

Less than a third of Charity Commission staff believe regulator is managed well

Less than a third of Charity Commission staff feel the regulator is well managed and less than a quarter feel adequately paid, according to a staff engagement survey published yesterday.

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