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Data is often pointless, dangerous and counterproductive says DSC chief

4 Mar 2015 | Emily Corfe

Charities often spend too much time collecting and measuring data and should rely more on their personal understanding of beneficiaries, Debra Allcock Tyler, chief executive of the Directory of Social Change told a data seminar yesterday.

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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.

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. 

A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.

» Former Citizens Advice chief David Harker dies

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.

Hurd quotes Hodgson (allegedly): Sector suffers from having a lot of knobs

In an interview with the Today programme yesterday morning Lord Hodgson explained how he sees the process of voluntary sector deregulation.

Nick Hurd, minister for civil society

The government will devise its own traffic-light system to rate Lord Hodgson’s 113 Charities Act review recommendations, to try and identify the “sweet spots” that will impact positively on the sector and are easy to do.

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