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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Judicial review

A group of legal bodies have written to MPs to urge them to protect judicial review from changes that may harm charities' ability to represent vulnerable beneficiaries.

New Charity Commission powers are a 'must have' say police

Police chiefs told politicians yesterday that new powers for the Charity Commission are essential to help tackle and prevent abuse of charities.

Charity Commission

The Charity Commission investigated almost 2,000 charities in the year to March 2014 and used statutory inquiry powers four times as often as the previous year, according to a report released today.

WCVA sees income rise 12 per cent

The Wales Council for Voluntary Action, the umbrella body for charities in Wales, saw its income rise by more than 12 per cent to £23.4m in the year to March 2014, according to its latest report and accounts.

Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services

The Charity Commission has sided with the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals on a decision that would allow it to change its objects to offer paid-for services.

Charity shops are a popular way to use charity services

Higher income earners use the services of more charities than those on lower incomes, with charity shops providing the most popular interaction, according to research released today by Charities Aid Foundation.

Business executives more likely to become trustees after volunteering

Volunteering makes business leaders more likely to donate to charity and become trustees, according to a report looking at what motivates the business community to volunteer.

OSCR staff survey suggests improving relations with managers

Staff working at the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator are generally happier with their managers than they were a year ago but less happy with their overall treatment at work, according to the latest Civil Service People Survey.

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