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Commission: ‘We share more data with other agencies than they share with us’

17 Dec 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

William Shawcross told politicians yesterday that the Charity Commission shares more information with other agencies, including HMRC, than it receives in return and that he would like more information to come the regulator’s way.

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Commission: ‘We share more data with other agencies than they share with us’

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Tomorrow's People investigates 'unacceptable' treatment of Jubilee volunteers

Tomorrow’s People claims there has been ‘misinformation’ surrounding reports of poor conditions of its unpaid clients working at the Diamond Jubilee, and is speaking to each volunteer to verify what happened.

Third of small charities can't cope with volunteer demand, survey finds

More than half of English and Welsh small to medium-sized charities have seen interest in volunteering rise, but nearly a third are unable to cope with the demand, a survey has revealed.


Neville Kyrke-Smith, national director, Aid to the Church in Need UK; Edward Nkune, director, National Fraud Authority; Rosalind Wright, chairperson, Fraud Advisory Panel;  Michelle Russell, head of investigations and enforcement, Charity Commission

The panel at today’s launch of a guide designed to help charity leaders tackle fraud stressed the sector’s need to increase its focus on the issue if it is to cut a £1.1bn loss.

1,000th voluntary organisation recognised as Queen celebrates Diamond Jubilee

The Blue Apple Theatre Group is the 1,000th recipient of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

The sector’s victory: Charity tax relief cap u-turn

In the face of a united charity sector opposing the government’s cap on tax relief for donations, the Chancellor has backed down. Well done, team, says Celina Ribeiro.

Everton FC crest

Everton Football Club's charity is proposing to launch its own free school in September, and has launched a public consultation to ascertain what locals think of the idea.

Responsible Gambling Trust restructures board

The Responsible Gambling Trust has appointed three independent trustees in an attempt to boost its credibility as it aims to raise £6m this year.

Commission finds bullying helpline breached confidentiality

The Charity Commission has today published its inquiry into the National Bullying Helpline, which found that statements to the media by the now-removed charity about bullying at No. 10 Downing Street contravened its confidentiality policies.

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