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Oxfam comms director says politicians are using regulation to silence charities

26 Feb 2015 | Alice Sharman

Oxfam’s director of communications said yesterday that politicians were using regulation to threaten the reputation of charities that disagreed with them.


Oxfam comms director says politicians are using regulation to silence charities

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PM rewards Big Society contributors with Olympic opening ceremony tickets

Seventeen people who have contributed to the Big Society agenda were given tickets to the Olympics opening ceremony by David Cameron.

Petition calls for  homeless to be represented at future Olympics

Organisers of a one-night festival highlighting the talents of  homeless people as part of the 2012 Olympics festival have petitioned the International Olympic Committee to ensure homeless people are represented at all future Games.

Timings for Charity Commission decision appeals clarified

The Charity Commission has provided some clarity as to the timeframe for charities planning to appeal its decisions to the Charity Tribunal.

Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive, NCVO and president of CEBF

The Charity Employees Benevolent Fund has announced it is to close in September after failing to foster enough financial support from the charity sector.

It seems to be a rather British trait that we often don't tell people how much we value and appreciate them until after they've died - I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to celebrate Dan's successes with him at the 200th anniversary celebrations and that he was properly acknowledged by all at the Charity Awards 2014. RIP Dan - you'll be missed.

» Daniel Phelan: Publisher, editor, social entrepreneur, intellectual

Ex-treasurer pleads guilty to charity theft and fraud charges

The former treasurer of an arts festival has admitted defrauding the charity of £25,000 when he appeared in court this week.

Maggie Jones is concerned expertise of niche charities will be lost

Children England chief executive Maggie Jones has voiced concerns that charities feel forced to merge due to financial pressure, and warns that niche expertise of some small charities could be lost as a result.

Plymouth Brethren takes charitable status case to tribunal

Two Exclusive Brethren groups are taking the Charity Commission to the Charity Tribunal after the regulator denied one group charitable status concluding that it did not advance religion for public benefit.

National Lottery paid £100m more to tax man last year

The National Lottery paid a total of £781m in duty to the HMRC in 2011/12, an increase of nearly £100m on 2010/11.

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