Paula Sussex to be the next Charity Commission chief executive
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Paula Sussex to be the next Charity Commission chief executive

17 Apr 2014 | Vibeka Mair

Paula Sussex, senior vice president, public sector of CGI, has been appointed the new chief executive of the Charity Commission.

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Event will explore future of the benevolent sector

A coalition of charities are hosting a free conference this month on the future of the benevolent sector, which will look at the challenges for the sector, explore public benefit and discuss opportunities for more collaboration.

Action for Children staff balloted for strike action

Union members at Action for Children are considering strike action following an eight-month dispute over pay and what unions claim is an “attack on conditions”.

Arts leaders demand equal recognition in state planning regime

A group of 20 arts organisations has released a statement condemning the lack of recognition for culture and the arts in the government’s draft National Planning Policy Framework.

Jane Ryder, chief executive of OSCR

Jane Ryder, outgoing chief executive of the Scottish regulator OSCR, has suggested delegating some of its regulation to Scottish umbrella bodies, and introducing ‘filing fees’ and fines for Scottish charities.

One thing we really do need is leadership in the Charity Commission that is truly and transparently independent from the party in power.

» Charity Commission needs new leadership, says Public Accounts Committee

Centrepoint staff threaten to strike over cuts

Centrepoint staff are meeting today to discuss possible strike action after union members voted to strike over pay cuts.

Charity Commission in Liverpool

A Charity Commission investigation into the activities of disaster relief charity Crescent Relief (London) has found no evidence of deliberate misuse of funds by the trustees but could not find where all the money had ended up.


National student volunteering centre opens

A student volunteering organisation based in Oxford has moved into a building which it hopes will act as national centre to encourage student volunteering and involvement in social enterprise.

No Smoking Day and British Heart Foundation to merge

No Smoking Day is to merge with the British Heart Foundation in March next year in an effort to secure its future following a 50 per cent reduction in its funding due to government cuts. 

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