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'Genuine risk' of terrorism in charities but problem overstated, says report

5 Mar 2015 | Emily Corfe
Tags: Terrorism

There is a "genuine risk" of charities being used for terrorist purposes, but that risk has been exaggerated in a way that has caused lasting reputational damage, according to a report published today.

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Eleven per cent of Charity Commission inquiries are opened into religious charities

Twenty-three of the 201 statutory inquiries opened into charities in the year to March 2014 focused on religious organisations, Paula Sussex, chief executive of the Charity Commission, has said.

Macmillan Cancer Support appoint new chief executive

Lynda Thomas has been officially appointed as the chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, having served in an interim capacity in the role since November of 2014.

Charity Commission releases new online annual returns form

The Charity Commission has released its updated annual return, which includes new questions on the amount of income from government and whether the charity has a policy on staff pay.

Political parties and charity bodies condemn Eric Pickles' 'sock puppet' comments

Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs yesterday denounced Eric Pickles’ assertion that charities would be stripped of grants if they campaigned against government, and said they would reverse such measures if they held power after the election.

Charity Finance was (and is) a truly proper read for anyone working in this industry. It was like Daniel himself - decent, informative, full of integrity and with a sprinkling of humour to lighten the load.

» Daniel Phelan: Publisher, editor, social entrepreneur, intellectual

Debra Allcock Tyler

Charities often spend too much time collecting and measuring data and should rely more on their personal understanding of beneficiaries, Debra Allcock Tyler, chief executive of the Directory of Social Change told a data seminar yesterday.

Lynne Berry

The new breast cancer charity formed from the merger of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Campaign will launch on 1 April with former RVS chief executive Lynne Berry as its new chair, the two charities said today.

Save the Children UK chief executive says 'sorry' for giving Tony Blair humanitarian award

Justin Forsyth, chief executive of Save the Children UK, apologised to people upset by an award given to Tony Blair and said that the uproar had caused an “unnecessary distraction” from the charity’s humanitarian work.

David Harker, 1951 - 2015

David Harker, former chief executive of Citizens Advice, passed away yesterday on his birthday after a short illness. He was 64.
 


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