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26 May 2015 | Hugh Radojev

Sir Ian Botham has threatened the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds with a lawsuit, claiming the charity made libellous comments about him on the BBC last week.

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Astrid Bonfield

The Cabinet Office has appointed Dr Astrid Bonfield and Tony Burton to the board of the Big Lottery Fund.

Campbell Robb, chief executive, Shelter

Shelter has conceded that it is likely to close the eight branches that are under threat as a result of severe cuts to legal aid funding in England.


Charities' record on reserves policy is improving

A Charity Commission analysis of 286 trustees’ annual reports has revealed that almost four in five charities now have a reserves policy – a marked improvement on a similar survey conducted in 2006, when only two in five charities had one.

Gordon McConnell, chairman of Age UK Vivien Lyth, Ron Glaysher and trust treasurer Chris Holmes

A charitable trust in West Sussex has donated its final gift of over £103,000 to its local independent Age UK, as funding sources have dried up.

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

Partnerships should focus on service, not finance, says report

A Third Sector Research Centre report has warned that a fixation on financial efficiency often leads to charities losing sight of their social effectiveness obligation when entering into partnerships.

2013 Clore Social Leadership Programme fellows

In October the Clore Social Leadership Programme announced 18 new fellows who will begin the programme in January 2013. This takes the total number of Clore fellows to 65.

Charities worried ethical investment will harm financial returns

Concern about lower financial returns is holding some charities back from embracing an ethical investment policy, a survey by CFG has found.

Welsh government must change grant-giving to charities, says Audit Office

The Wales Audit Office has said the Welsh government has to change its grant management processes following a report which finds it was ‘often weak’ in its management of funding to defunct equality charity Awema.

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