Tom Brake MP

Two charities for vulnerable people face closure over benefit cuts

12 Feb 2016 | Emily Corfe

Two charities for vulnerable people with a combined annual income of £16m have warned they face closure as a result of changes to social housing benefits announced in last year’s Autumn Statement.


Two charities for vulnerable people face closure over benefit cuts

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Impact Coalition launches transparency manifesto

The Impact Coalition has launched a 'transparency manifesto' to help charities respond to media attention and address the perception gap between how the public think charities operate and the reality.

Ian MacQuillin

The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association’s head of communications, Ian MacQuillin, has slammed the sector for seven years of failure to defend face-to-face.

Sam Younger, Charity Commission chief executive

The Charity Commission’s new chief executive is unfazed by the prospect of wielding the hatchet that is poised to fall on the regulator’s activities – and is convinced there will be opportunities to create new services as well as cut old ones. Tania Mason reports.

Commission refuses to change Catholic Care gay adoption decision

The Charity Commission has again ruled that Catholic Care (Diocese of Leeds) may not change its objects in order to exclude homosexual couples from accessing its adoption services.

Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.

» Peers propose that all fundraising charities must register with the FRSB

Charity Commission to assess public benefit of sport charities

The Charity Commission has announced the names of the sports and recreation charities that will be involved in its last round of public benefit assessments, which have included religious, art and fee-charging charities.

Office for Civil Society to slash spending by £11m

The Office for Civil Society has announced that it will cut £11m from its 2010/11 budget.

Liam Fox charity ordered to cease 'political' activities

The Charity Commission has ordered a charity set up by secretary of state for defence Liam Fox to cease its activities immediately due to their political nature.

Fundraising sector divided over campaign strategy

A meeting of fundraising sector representatives earlier this month that aimed to make progress on the shape of a sector-wide public-facing campaign to boost giving, ended without any clear conclusion after differences about the strategic direction could not be resolved.

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