Financial Times attacks 'highly inefficient' charity sector and calls for government to force charities to merge

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24 Sep 2015 | David Ainsworth

The Financial Times has joined the list of newspapers to attack the sector, calling on the government to force charities to merge and to limit the funding an individual organisation can receive.


Financial Times attacks 'highly inefficient' charity sector and calls for government to force charities to merge

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Baaf report

Adoption charity BAAF went through four chief executives in less than two years before collapsing because of cost overruns and poor financial controls, according a statement released by administrators.

MPs to investigate RSPCA power to prosecute, select committee chair tells BBC

A group of MPs will investigate the powers of the RSPCA, in particular its prosecution powers, the chair of the environment select committee told the BBC this morning.

 Being seen as political is 'the kiss of death for charities', Labour Party Conference hears

Being seen as “political” makes a charity easy to ignore and can undermine what it is trying to achieve, delegates at the Labour Party Conference heard yesterday.

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

‘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.

Politicians often value charities only 'as a means to an end', Labour Conference hears

Politicians too often treat charities as instruments of the state, and this view is "wrong and dangerous", delegates at the Labour Party conference heard earlier this week.

Harry Brunjes

Troubled charity the English National Opera has announced the appointments of a new chief executive and chair, after seeing a number of high-profile departures.

NAO opens inquiry into failure of Kids Company

The National Audit Office has opened an inquiry into Kids Company, meaning that there are now three separate investigations into the collapsed charity by government bodies.

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