PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services
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PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services

19 Dec 2014 | Alice Sharman

The Charity Commission has sided with the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals on a decision that would allow it to change its objects to offer paid-for services.

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Commission finds bullying helpline breached confidentiality

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Government payment prompts charity withdrawal from volunteering scheme

A Hindu charity has pulled out of the Diamond Jubilee year faith-based volunteering initiative, A Year of Service, after a £65,000 grant was made to the group leading the scheme.

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