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Oxfam director attacks Acevo and NCVO for 'toothless' response to public criticism of charities

27 May 2016 | Emily Corfe

Bodies like Acevo and NCVO have failed to provide proper leadership and lacked a concerted response in defending charities from public criticism, Oxfam's director of communications said this week.

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Oxfam director attacks Acevo and NCVO for 'toothless' response to public criticism of charities

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The sector’s fundraising bodies must put aside their vested interests and find a way to build a central self-regulatory body covering all aspects of fundraising, Lord Hodgson has warned.

Hodgson backs charges for filing accounts and fines for late filers

The Charity Commission should be allowed to fine charities that don’t submit their accounts on time, and charge fees for filing annual returns, Lord Hodgson has stated in his Charities Act review.


Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

Charities with annual income of more than £1m should be able to pay their trustees without seeking permission from the Charity Commission, Lord Hodgson has recommended in his official review of the Charities Act 2006.

Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder, Kids Company

Kids Company, which supports 17,000 young people in London every year, has launched an urgent appeal for funding to expand, in the face of research which shows that up to one million children could be living in vulnerable families in the UK by 2015.

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

Dr Liam Fox MP

Stephen Newton, the blogger whose complaint to the Charity Commission led to the closure of Atlantic Bridge, the charity founded by Dr Liam Fox MP, has described the Commission’s decision not to recover funds from the trustees as a political one.

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.

Canal and River Trust takes over from British Waterways

The transfer of responsibility for England and Wales' waterways from British Waterways to the Canal and River Trust is official with the former now ceasing to exist.

Number of women trustees at the largest UK charities rises

Charity 100 Index boards include increasing numbers of women, but they are falling short in other areas of diversity, according to the Trustee Leadership of the Largest 100 Charities survey published this month.

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