Focus on the practical, MP Mordaunt tells charities
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Focus on the practical, MP Mordaunt tells charities

23 Jan 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Penny Mordaunt MP has urged charities to keep the focus on “practical things” in the lead-up to the general election.

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Charities afraid to speak out over fears of funding cuts, according to NCIA report

A report released today by the National Council for Independent Action finds that charities hold back their campaigning activities over fears that they could face sanctions.

Martyn Rose

English National Opera has announced that its chair, Martyn Rose, will step down on 15 February after just two years in the post.

NAO: Commission has improved but there is still more to do

The Charity Commission has made a good start towards becoming a proactive regulator, but still has a long way to go to make sure it is carrying out its functions effectively, quickly and within its budget, according to the National Audit Office.

Sector highlights concerns over involvement of Charity Commission board, following NAO report

Various sector bodies have echoed concerns, which were highlighted by the National Audit Office in its follow-up report on the Charity Commission, about the risk that the board’s “continuing close involvement in executive matters could become the norm”.

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

Friends of the Earth chief executive to step down after seven years in the role

Friends of the Earth chief executive Andy Atkins has announced that he will step down in the summer, after seven years in the top job.

Stephen Lloyd

Sector leaders turned out in their hundreds yesterday to pay their respects to renowned charity lawyer Stephen Lloyd, who was tragically killed in a boating accident last summer.

Dr Graham Forbes reappointed as OSCR chair

The current chair of the Scottish Charity Regulator has been reappointed by the Scottish government to hold the position on the board for another four years.

Danny Kruger

The chief executive of Only Connect, and former speechwriter for David Cameron, has said that the post of minister for civil society should be abolished as it is “too junior a role”, and that the Prime Minister himself should be directly responsible for the remit.

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