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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Arundells

The Charity Commission has reversed its original decision to allow the charity that looks after Arundells, the £6m home of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, to sell the property.


Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive, NCVO

Sir Stuart Etherington has called on the government to relaunch the Future Jobs Fund after figures released in the latest Labour Force Survey show that voluntary sector employment has dropped by 5 per cent over the past twelve months.

Frances Crook, CEO, Howard League for Penal Reform

Charities that run prisons should have their charitable status revoked, according to Frances Crook, chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform.
 

BWB tops annual charity law firm list

Bates, Wells and Braithwaite has been named the top law firm for charities in the 2011 Legal 500 list.


Think tanks should be required by law to list all their donors and the amount of their donations, every year. We would probably find that, indirectly, they are as heavily funded by government as charities but with a lot less value to society.

» Government-funded charities "subvert the democratic process and squander taxpayers' money", think tank says

Big Society will fail, say committee MPs

The Public Administration Select Committee has warned that the Big Society agenda will fail as civil servants do not have the skills to implement it, and there is a reluctance to do the reforms.

Umbrella bodies critical about taking Charity Commission advice role

Navca has slammed the Charity Commission’s plans to roll back its advice function and expect charities to instead rely on umbrella bodies for advice, while other umbrella charities have also voiced concerns about the move.

EU proposals to encourage cross-border volunteering

The European Commission will propose the creation of a European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps in 2012 to act as a framework for volunteers from across Europe to contribute to aid operations.

Socrates Socratous, director of SOC VAT consultants

Charities would suffer from lower incomes if trustees were to be paid, warns VAT specialist Socrates Socratous, commenting on Lord Hodgson's claim last week that payment of trustees was inevitable.

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