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Regulator opens investigation and restricts bank transactions at Islamic charity

29 Apr 2016 | Emily Corfe

The Charity Commission has launched a statutory inquiry into Islamic charity, Peacetrail, and restricted the financial transactions it can make, after it was unable to show what it had done with any money it had raised.

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Commission to consult on public benefit guidance

The Charity Commission has today launched a three-month consultation on its revised public benefit guidance for charities, including a new online platform that features a blog for responses.

Justin Davis Smith, chief executive, Volunteering England

NCVO and Volunteering England have entered merger talks and could be one organisation by early 2013.

Michael O'Toole, crown representative for the voluntary sector

Michael O'Toole has been appointed as the goverment's crown representative for the voluntary sector, in a newly-created role.

Dame Fiona Reynolds, centre, with Jo Coburn and Tania Mason

Dame Fiona Reynolds, director general of the National Trust since 2000, has won the 2012 Outstanding Leadership Award at this year’s Charity Awards.

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.

» 'If you aren't making a difference, it's okay to call it a day', Commission chief executive says

The sector’s victory: Charity tax relief cap u-turn

In the face of a united charity sector opposing the government’s cap on tax relief for donations, the Chancellor has backed down. Well done, team, says Celina Ribeiro.

Commission finds bullying helpline breached confidentiality

The Charity Commission has today published its inquiry into the National Bullying Helpline, which found that statements to the media by the now-removed charity about bullying at No. 10 Downing Street contravened its confidentiality policies.

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Companies House and the Charity Commission are looking at how they can accept the same sets of accounts and common annual returns, in an effort to reduce red tape for charities.

Alun Michael MP, Chair, All Party Group for Civil Society and Volunteering

Alun Michael MP told yesterday's meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Civil Society and Volunteering that there is often a gap between the government's intentions and the outcomes created by its policies.

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