Homelessness charity breaks ties with founder's estate agency after complaint to Commission

Homelessness charity breaks ties with founder's estate agency after complaint to Commission

31 Oct 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Trustees for homelessness charity House the Homeless have stopped referring clients to the founder's estate agency after a complaint about conflicts of interest to the Charity Commission.


Homelessness charity breaks ties with founder's estate agency after complaint to Commission

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City Council found to be using charity land inappropriately

The Charity Commission has ruled today that Liverpool City Council was in breach of trust in allowing an employee to live on charity property rent-free for over 20 years.

Coutts report examines merits of short and long-term charitable foundations

Private bank Coutts has today published a guide that explores the debate around the longevity of charitable foundations and the impact they have, comparing foundations that exist indefinitely to those whose capital is distributed over a set period.

Budget 2012: Red tape will be slashed for volunteer events

Measures that will reduce the bureaucratic burden on holding charity events have been promised in the government's Spring Budget.

David Locke, former executive director of charity services, Charity Commission

Former director of charity services at the UK Charity Commission David Locke says the imminent closure of the New Zealand Charities Commission is "against the flow" of charity regulation throughout the world.

It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.

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Major study on impact measurement launched

Members of the Inspiring Impact Group, which includes a number of the sector's umbrella bodies, have teamed up with Ipsos Mori to launch a major new study into impact measurement, taking place over the coming months.

Sony launches open source volunteering app

From today people using Android smartphones will be able to access YouthNet’s online volunteering database, Do-it, through a mobile application.

Brotherhood of the Cross and Star bethel on Falmouth Road in London (c) Sah10406

A charity which faced closure when it couldn't pay a council debt as its bank account was frozen on account of not having properly appointed trustees, was saved by the interim manager appointed by the Charity Commission, the regulator's report reveals.

Five Glasgow Citizens Advice bureaux saved from closure

A local consortium has intervened to prevent the closure of five Glasgow Citizens Advice bureaux at the end of March, resulting from a failed local authority tender bid.

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