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Joint registration between Charity Commission and HMRC delayed

27 Nov 2014 | David Ainsworth

Plans for the Charity Commission and HM Revenue & Customs to set up a joint registration process for charities are likely to be delayed until 2016, the Commission has said.

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Research is needed to assess effectiveness of paying trustees, says law group

Funders with an interest in governance should pay for research to establish whether paying trustees does help to improve charity governance, an influential group of charity law experts have recommended.


National Citizen Service is value for money, early figures show

The National Citizen Service pilot has been hailed a success by the government, with an estimated £1 to £2 social return for every £1 invested, according to an independent report published today.

Thomas lambasts 'lack of leadership' in Cabinet Office

Gareth Thomas won some senior charity sector support yesterday after criticising coalition ministers for not representing or listening to sector concerns well enough.

Cabinet Office considers appointing charity contracting rep

The Cabinet Office is looking at appointing a commissioning specialist to improve contracting relationships with the voluntary sector, Lord Wallace revealed at the Civil Society Question Time event yesterday.

The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.

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Liberal Democrat Peer Lord William Wallace

Lord Wallace, the Cabinet Office spokesman in the House of Lords, sought to justify the tax relief cap yesterday by claiming that not all charities use their funds in a “public-spirited” manner, making the proposed cap necessary.

Cabinet Office spokesman admits Big Society is still work in progress

Lord William Wallace of Saltaire, Cabinet Office spokesman in the House of Lords, told sector leaders yesterday that he "hopes" the government is making progress on delivering for civil society.

Lord Andrew Phillips

One of the major barriers to building a healthy and thriving civil society is the almost complete withdrawal from community activity of the “natural elite” such as solicitors and City bankers, Lord Phillips of Sudbury said yesterday.

Anne-Marie Piper, charity partner at Farrer & Co

"Charities badly need the social investment market to get off the ground and at the moment that’s incredibly difficult," said Anne-Marie Piper, charity partner at Farrer & Co, speaking at the Civil Society Question Time debate in Westminster yesterday.

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