PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services

PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services

19 Dec 2014 | Alice Sharman

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.


PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services

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The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has approved the plans laid out by one of Scotland's largest charities to reorganise its board, despite receiving 68 objections to the proposals.

Fathers4Justice anti-Mumsnet ad banned

Fathers4Justice is to challenge an Advertising Standards Authority ruling banning its advert campaigning against “anti-male” comments on Mumsnet, and will continue to use the advert in defiance of the ruling.

Rosamund McCarthy, partner, Bates Wells and Braithwaite

Several respondents to the live blog attached to the Charity Commission’s new draft public benefit guidance have condemned it for being too confusing and tricky to navigate.

Exam boards reject Channel 4's attack on their charitable status

The two charitable exam boards whose public benefit provision was called into question by Channel 4 News this week have insisted they do plenty of charitable work to justify their charity status.

The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.

» Public service contract culture undermines volunteers, new report claims

Review will be a 'catalyst for change at every level' of Nursing and Midwifery Council

The Nursing and Midwifery Council's failings in achieving its core aims stem from an insufficient skill mix and capacity in its leadership, the final report of its strategic review by the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence advises.

Barclays chairman's trusteeship at Kew to be reviewed in October

The Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is to review the position of outgoing Barclays chairman Marcus Agius as chair of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, in October.

Public trust in charities is up but admin costs remain a big concern

Overall public trust and confidence in charities has risen slightly over the last two years and is now higher than at any point since the Charity Commission began measuring it in 2005.

Dame Suzi Leather, chair of the Charity Commission

Dame Suzi Leather, outgoing chair of the Charity Commission, warned MPs yesterday that there are risks that her successor will not have the relevant experience for the job, if the published person specification is followed.

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