Charities serving London increase by over 14 per cent during Boris Johnson’s time as mayor
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3 May 2016 | Hugh Radojev

The number of charities serving London increased by 14.7 per cent during Boris Johnson’s time as mayor of the city, according to new data published by charity think tank NPC.

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Clare Gilhooly, Cambridge House chief executive

London-based community development charity Cambridge House has taken possession of the electronic data of 48 clients of the wound-up outsourcing company Charity Business.

Sam Younger, chief executive of the Charity Commission

Opening a statutory inquiry into a charity will be very much a last resort for the newly-slimmed-down Charity Commission and will be reserved for the most serious of cases such as those involving fraud, terrorist activity, or risk to vulnerable beneficiaries.




Charity Business owner is also manager of one of its client charities

One of the owners of Charity Business, the outsourcing agency that collapsed this week, is also the general manager of a benevolent charity that is one of Charity Business’s biggest clients.

200 charities left in the lurch as Charity Business goes under

Charity Business, the agency that provides outsourced financial back-office services, has ceased trading, leaving around 200 small and medium-sized charities without services and around 20 staff without jobs.




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

Independence

The independence of the voluntary sector is under threat from several angles, threats that were heightened in 2011 by public spending cuts, and new public service delivery models, the panel examining the state of the sector’s independence has concluded.

Royal Courts of Justice, image copyright Chris Harvey

The Charity Commission has decided not to appeal against the Upper Tribunal’s decision on its public benefit guidance for schools and other charities that charge fees for their services.

Charity Commission logo

The Charity Commission has published its updated public benefit guidance, removing the parts deemed flawed by the Upper Tribunal.




Professor Gareth Morgan

The new law that consolidates all charity legislation for England and Wales received Royal Assent yesterday.

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