Charity Commission board is unrepresentative and 'gravely compromised' says Acevo

Charity Commission board is unrepresentative and 'gravely compromised' says Acevo

31 May 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

Acevo, the infrastructure body for charity chief executives, has said the Charity Commission board has "never been less representative of the sector" and said that the regulator’s governance has been “gravely compromised”.


Charity Commission board is unrepresentative and 'gravely compromised' says Acevo

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'Deeply worrying' £2.3bn fall in individual giving

Fewer people are giving to charity and those that do are giving less, resulting in a £2.3bn real terms fall in total donations in the last year, according to the latest barometer of individual philanthropy in the UK.

CFG launches prize for ‘inspiring financial leadership’ in charities

CFG announced the launch of the Adrian Randall Prize for ‘inspiring financial leadership’ at its annual fundraising dinner last night.

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

There are too many “moribund charities” in the UK that have outlived their usefulness and should recycle their assets to new, modern purposes, according to Lord Hodgson.

Haroun Atallah, FD of Islamic Relief (left) with FCO ambassador to France, Peter Ricketts. Image credit: FCO

Islamic Relief has recently had its bank account closed by UBS, and is under constant scrutiny by other banks due to nervousness about counter-terrorist regulations, the charity's director of finance told an audience of international charity regulators yesterday.

To encourage the sector’s HR Directors to offer opportunities to younger people is not in any way undervaluing the importance and significance of older workers.

» Reduce the age of your workforce to get more fresh ideas, NCVO conference told

Charity Commission CEO Sam Younger addressing the Community Action Southwark Trustee Conference 2012

Charity Commission chief executive Sam Younger refused to comment on the fact that his new chair did not bother to keep up-to-date with his own charity’s document filing, minutes after imploring a room full of trustees to ensure they file on time.

William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission. Image by Fergus Burnett.

The charity chaired by new Charity Commission chair William Shawcross failed to submit its annual update to the regulator within the recommended ten-month period for four out of the last five years, the Commission’s website shows.

Catholic Care loses Upper Tribunal challenge over gay adoption

Catholic Care (Diocese of Leeds) has failed in its latest attempt to challenge the Charity Commission’s refusal to let it change its governing documents so that it can continue to prevent gay couples from using its adoption service.

Sir Ted Heath trust revisits plans to sell his former home

The Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation will make a second attempt to get permission from the Charity Commission to sell Arundells – the £6m home of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.

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