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Jimmy Savile investigations by Barnardo's and Action for Children find 'no evidence' of wrongdoing

27 Feb 2015 | Emily Corfe

Children's charities Barnardo's and Action for Children have released reports saying there is "no evidence" that TV star Jimmy Savile was given unsupervised access to children in their care.

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Maggie Jones is concerned expertise of niche charities will be lost

Children England chief executive Maggie Jones has voiced concerns that charities feel forced to merge due to financial pressure, and warns that niche expertise of some small charities could be lost as a result.

Plymouth Brethren takes charitable status case to tribunal

Two Exclusive Brethren groups are taking the Charity Commission to the Charity Tribunal after the regulator denied one group charitable status concluding that it did not advance religion for public benefit.

National Lottery paid £100m more to tax man last year

The National Lottery paid a total of £781m in duty to the HMRC in 2011/12, an increase of nearly £100m on 2010/11.

Navca and Community Matters begin merger talks

Navca and Community Matters have announced they are in merger talks and will take a vote from members on the action at their AGMs later this year.

It seems to be a rather British trait that we often don't tell people how much we value and appreciate them until after they've died - I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to celebrate Dan's successes with him at the 200th anniversary celebrations and that he was properly acknowledged by all at the Charity Awards 2014. RIP Dan - you'll be missed.

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Red Kite Learning Annual Review

Red Kite Learning, a 25-year-old London-based education and employment charity, is closing at the end of July because it says government policies such as the Work Programme has made its future untenable.


Charity groups to review face-to-face fundraising

The Institute of Fundraising summit on face-to-face has ended with the declaration that charities need to ‘own’ the issues around standards monitoring and site allocation and a claim that the PFRA board suffers from a conflict of interest.

Lord Hodgson speaking at the launch of his Charities Act 2006 review

Lord Hodgson has sought to reassure readers of civilsociety.co.uk that his Charities Act review proposals regarding small charities will not be the disaster that many in the small charities sector fear.

Authors write to DCMS with concerns about volunteer libraries

Volunteer-led libraries might result in a reduction in the royalties paid to authors, according to the Society of Authors which has written to the government to seek assurances that the overall royalties fund will not be cut.

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