David Emerson, chief executive, ACF
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Association of Charitable Foundations' chief executive will step down this year

25 Aug 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

David Emerson is stepping down as chief executive of the Association of Charitable Foundations later this year.

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David Carrington, winner of the Outstanding Achievement award at the Charity Awards 2013

Voluntary sector consultant and adviser David Carrington has been honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award at this year’s Charity Awards gala dinner.


John Low, CAF; David Townsend and Linda Jonsson, Peas; Nick Hurd, minister for civil society

A charity that has built 22 secondary schools in Uganda and Zambia and educated over 8,000 youngsters so far since 2008, has taken the top prize at the Charity Awards 2013.


Door-to-door fundraising complaints more than double in two years

Complaints about door-to-door fundraising have increased more than two-and-a-half times within two years as the volume of door-to-door fundraising rose by two-fifths, according to new fundraising complaints figures.

Paul Flynn MP

Labour MP Paul Flynn, who is a member of the Public Administration Select Committee, has described the Committee’s new report on public benefit and the Charity Commission as “atrocious” and stated in Parliament that he “profoundly disagrees” with it.

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.

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Bernard Jenkin MP, chair of the Public Administration Select Committee

The public benefit provisions in the Charities Act 2006 are “critically flawed” and should be repealed, the Public Administration Select Committee has recommended to the government.


PASC criticises Charity Tribunal system

The Public Administration Select Committee has labelled the Charity Tribunal system "a failure", and has bemoaned what it calls the Charity Commission’s "reliance" on the process to resolve disputes.

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The Public Administration Select Committee has warned the fundraising umbrella bodies to consider themselves “on notice” to improve self-regulation, particularly of face-to-face street fundraising.

Bernard Jenkin is chair of the PASC

The Public Administration Select Committee has supported Lord Hodgson's recommendation to fine charities that submit their annual returns late to the Charity Commission, in its report into the efficacy of the Charities Act 2006.

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