Macmillan's chief executive to join British Council
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Macmillan's chief executive to join British Council

1 Aug 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Ciaran Devane, chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, is to leave after seven years as chief executive to head up the British Council.

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Society Network Foundation denies using political pressure to win funding

The trustees of the Society Network Foundation, the Big Society Network charity, have issued a statement denying that the two organisations misused money and used political pressure to secure more than £3m of funding.

Commission removes ten charities from register for making fraudulent applications

The Charity Commission has removed ten charities from the register after finding they had made fraudulent applications.

British Heart Foundation announces three new directors

The British Heart Foundation has announced three appointments to its executive group ahead of launching a new strategy for tackling cardiovascular disease.

Jimmy Savile. Credit: Liftarn/Jmb

The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust has been granted permission to appeal against the agreed system of compensation for victims of the presenter, despite not being obliged to pay any money out itself.

Basically it looks like the government stuffing public money into their friend's pockets without actually expecting them to do anything for it.

» Cabinet Office overruled own grants panel to fund Big Society Network charity

Cranfield Trust endorses stricter rules for new charities

The Cranfield Trust has added its voice to the view that there are too many charities, recommending to the Cabinet Office that the Charity Commission ought to impose “tougher demands” on people who want to set up a new one.


The Great Charter Foundation will be based at Somerset House

The new foundation being set up by former Big Society Network chief executive Steve Moore has applied for charitable status.

Charity Commission to meet Society Network Foundation trustees this week

The Charity Commission is meeting with the trustees of Society Network Foundation this week in an attempt to gather more information for its investigation into apparent misuse of a restricted government grant and payments to its chair and staff.


Give volunteers council tax discount, Local Government Association says

Half a million people who volunteer in their local community should be given council tax rebates, the Local Government Association has recommended.

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