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Oxfam director attacks Acevo and NCVO for 'toothless' response to public criticism of charities

27 May 2016 | Emily Corfe

Bodies like Acevo and NCVO have failed to provide proper leadership and lacked a concerted response in defending charities from public criticism, Oxfam's director of communications said this week.

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Oxfam director attacks Acevo and NCVO for 'toothless' response to public criticism of charities

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Nesta gives out a further £1.07m from £10m Giving Fund

Nesta has announced a further 16 awards totalling £1.07m from the £10m Innovation in Giving Fund, which aims to find and back innovative ideas for increasing volunteering and charitable giving.

Five new entrants join Charity 100 Index this year

Organisations involved in delivering aid and development overseas appear to be holding their ground in the fragile economic climate, while arts and culture groups are struggling, according to the annual ranking reshuffle of the UK’s largest 100 charities.


York Minster

The Church of England has written to the Chancellor to request an exemption for places of worship in the extension of VAT to alterations in listed buildings, claiming the Budget measure could cost the Church up to £20m per year.

'Give it back George' gift aid campaign gains momentum

A CAF and NCVO-led campaign calling on the Chancellor to exempt charitable donations from a cap on personal tax reliefs has gained over 340 official supporters, including 171 organisations.

To encourage the sector’s HR Directors to offer opportunities to younger people is not in any way undervaluing the importance and significance of older workers.

» Reduce the age of your workforce to get more fresh ideas, NCVO conference told

CFG March 2012 newsletter

CFG refuses to say why the 25th anniversary timeline in its March newsletter fails to mention that former Charity Business CEO Mark Freeman was the umbrella body's chair for a year or so. 

'Unprecedented' cyber attack on pregnancy advice website

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service website was hacked and defaced by what appears to have been an anti-abortion extremist yesterday.

Camelot steps up legal campaign against Health Lottery

Camelot is considering requesting a judicial review against the Gambling Commission for not taking regulatory action against the Health Lottery.

Michael Brophy, former CEO of CEBF

Michael Brophy, former chief executive of the Charities Aid Foundation and trustee of the Charity Employees Benevolent Fund, has criticised CEOs of major charity employers for not supporting the organisation.

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