PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services
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PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services

19 Dec 2014 | Alice Sharman

The Charity Commission has sided with the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals on a decision that would allow it to change its objects to offer paid-for services.

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Oxfam criticised by Charity Commission after accusations of 'political bias' in tweet

Oxfam “should have done more” to avoid being seen as politically biased against the government, the Charity Commission has said in a report published today.

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The Charity Commission investigated almost 2,000 charities in the year to March 2014 and used statutory inquiry powers four times as often as the previous year, according to a report released today.

Nick Davies, NCVO public services manager

The Department for Work and Pensions has agreed to introduce measures expected to improve the Work Programme for voluntary sector sub-contractors, according to a response document published today.

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Nigel Farage. Image courtesy of David Ileff

A survey by Ipsos Mori for NPC about how charities are perceived by people who vote for various political parties has suggested that Ukip voters have lower levels of trust in charities than those who plan to vote for one of the three mainstream parties.

William Shawcross, chair, Charity Commission

William Shawcross told politicians yesterday that the Charity Commission shares more information with other agencies, including HMRC, than it receives in return and that he would like more information to come the regulator’s way.

Ed Miliband, Labour leader

The Charity Commission has warned the IPPR think tank that it “exposed itself to the perception that it supported the development of Labour Party policy” because it allowed Labour policies to be announced at the launch of one of its reports.


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