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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.


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

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The term Big Society has been mentioned more by Labour MPs than Conservative MPs, according to data from charity website TheyWorkForYou.

Mark Hoban, Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The government wants to supplant the Payments Council with a Payments Strategy Board that would comprise representatives from consumer groups, in an effort to wrest control of payments services away from the banks.

Small charities given access to free market research

The Market Research Society has launched an initiative designed to give small charities access to free research assistance.

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The Public Administration Select Committee should examine whether the Charity Commission should regulate fundraising, to avoid confusion and minimise the overall costs of regulating the sector, the National Audit Office has suggested.

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.

» Daniel Phelan: Publisher, editor, social entrepreneur, intellectual

Royal Foundation income soars in Kate and Wills wedding year

The income of the charity for which Princes William and Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge are patrons increased by more than 700 per cent during the royal wedding year.

Nick Hurd, minister for civil society is urged to consider implications of paying trustees

Opposition to proposals that would allow large charities to pay their trustees has gathered pace, with seven umbrella bodies writing to minister for civil society Nick Hurd, warning that it would be damaging for the charity sector. 

Hodgson review could result in 28 new legal measures

Lord Hodgson’s Charities Act review, published yesterday, made 28 recommendations that would require primary legislation.

Sector leaders criticise Lord Hodgson proposals on paying trustees

Sector leaders have been near-unanimous in their criticisms of Lord Hodgson's proposals to pay trustees, highlighting that umbrella body Acevo was the only sector body to argue for it during the Charities Act review.

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