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Reduce the age of your workforce to get more fresh ideas, NCVO conference told 30

10 May 2016 | Emily Corfe

Charities “can and should” make efforts to reduce the average age of the workforce, and should also be willing to risk breaching the law to sack underperforming staff, NCVO's HR conference heard yesterday.

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Who’s Moving: All the latest movers in the charity sector

Acevo, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Sense and more announce their latest movers.

Pauline Brookhead

Small charities' failure to collaborate is creating a “lost opportunity” to solve social problems, the chief executive of the FSI has said, following new research published by her organisation.

Houses

Several housing charities are seeking to de-register themselves with the Charity Commission because they believe it "lacks the resources" to manage new rules over housing stock.

Mo Farah Foundation reportedly to close after story appears in The Sun

The Mo Farah Foundation has reportedly closed after The Sun found that it had spent more money on marketing and events than on delivering charitable aid to children in Africa and the UK.

They need to look outside their own organisation and look at others who are doing similar work to see if they are doing it better or more efficiently. If they are, that doesn't mean they should immediately close or seek to merge but it does mean that something needs to change.

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Select committee on charities confirmed

The House of Lords has confirmed the appointment of a Select Committee on Charities and confirmed that it is due to report by 31 March 2017.

Health report

Charities should play a central role in NHS decision making and delivery, a new government-backed report says.

Cabinet Office advertises for new Charity Commission board members

The Cabinet Office has advertised for three new board members for the Charity Commission and reappointed four others, including making one, Eryl Besse, the deputy chair.

Caron Bradshaw

The government’s proposed anti-advocacy clause risks turning charities into “silent service-providing machines”, the chief executive of Charity Finance Group, Caron Bradshaw has warned.

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