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Brooks Newmark quits over tabloid allegations; Rob Wilson is new minister 9

29 Sep 2014

Rob Wilson MP has been installed as the new minister for civil society following Saturday's resignation of Brooks Newmark in response to a Sunday Mirror sexting sting.

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Mairead O’Reilly, senior associate at Bates Wells Braithwaite

Charities that carry out investigative work or campaigning are able to use the ‘journalism exemption’ from the Data Protection Act, according to the latest guidance from the Information Commissioner's Office.

Tom Murdoch

Charities who breach the Lobbying Act are likely to meet a "forgiving" response from the Electoral Commission, according to specialist charity lawyers.

UK Community Foundations wants government to discourage new private trusts

Umbrella body UK Community Foundations has recommended tougher restrictions on private trusts in order to improve effectiveness, in its ‘philanthropy manifesto’ for the general election.

Commission's new online charity search to launch soon after delay

The Charity Commission’s searchable online register of charities is due to launch in beta this autumn, after a four-month delay, as the organisation prepares to move its website to gov.uk. 

"Stick to their knitting". Who on earth do you think you are Mr Newmark. You've probably just plummeted the Conservative Party so far down the polls they'll never recover.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Rob Wilson MP is new minister for civil society

The charity sector is "enormously important to the Prime Minister" personally, the new minister for civil society Rob Wilson told an audience of charity leaders at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday.

Charity CEO: NGO sector must be vigilant following aid worker’s execution

The chief executive of charity ShelterBox has warned that the execution of aid worker David Haines at the weekend will make the “whole third sector” measure its risks more cautiously.

Some charity leaders see themselves as ‘employees of government’

Voluntary bodies and the state have become so intertwined that some charity leaders whose organisations receive government grants see themselves as employees of government, an academic told the audience at the Charity Commission’s annual public meeting.

Help the Hospices rebrands as Hospice UK

Help the Hospices has rebranded to become Hospice UK to better reflect the “breadth, dynamism and flexibility” of modern hospice care.

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