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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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.

NCVO president Lord Hodgson

Payment of trustees is coming whether we like it or not, according to president of NCVO, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbott.

Dame Suzi Leather, chair of the Charity Commission

The Charity Commission will expect all charities to become part of a voluntary sector umbrella body, and has mooted highlighting on the Commission website the memberships that charities hold.

Charity Commission in Liverpool

The Charity Commission has insisted it will continue to prioritise the most serious risk to the sector and its reputation, despite its funding constraints.

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

Sam Younger, chief executive, Charity Commission

Some 337 serious incidents concerning vulnerable beneficiaries were reported to the Charity Commission last year, while the total number of serious incidents being notified has nearly doubled for the second year running.


Locality announces four-year plan for £15m government community scheme

Locality has selected a second tranche of organisations to host the £15m government programme, which will recruit and train 5,000 community organisers over the next four years.

European e-school for volunteers established

An online school for volunteers and organisations for volunteers has been set up by a group of European voluntary organisations.

Rosie Chapman, former director of policy and effectiveness at the Charity Commission

The concept of ‘voluntary sector funding’ from government could disappear as the new open public services agenda takes hold, a submission to the Independence Panel suggests.

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