Who's Moving: All the latest movers in the charity sector
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Who's Moving: All the latest movers in the charity sector

8 Feb 2016
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Comic Relief, Shine, the British Council and more announce their latest appointments.

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Who's Moving: All the latest movers in the charity sector

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Help for Heroes make ‘legal complaint’ over ‘reckless attack’ by Mail on Sunday

Help for Heroes has made a “legal complaint” over an article which appeared in the Mail on Sunday, accusing the paper of “recklessly attacking” the organisation over data protection and its treatment of whistleblowers.

Parliament

A Parliamentary committee's report on the collapse of Kids Company was “too sweeping and over the top” in its condemnation of trustees - because of a “shortage of time” spent working on it, a committee member said last week.

Age UK

Age UK has opened a consultation on plans to axe 100 staff from its lifeline training centres, with reports today claiming that government funding for the centres was pulled after a report by Ofsted deemed the centres “inadequate”.

NAO Building

The National Audit Office has launched a consultation into the impact of regulation on civil society organisations and businesses.

Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.

» Peers propose that all fundraising charities must register with the FRSB

Age UK

The Charity Commission, Fundraising Standards Board, and energy regulator Ofgem are looking into claims that Age UK encouraged its beneficiaries to sign up for expensive energy tariffs in return for donations of £6m a year from the energy company E.ON.

ICO

The Information Commissioner’s Office has opened a consultation into its code of practice guidelines on data privacy notices.

Lords accept MPs' amendments to Charities Bill

The House of Lords has agreed to the amendments made to the Charities Bill in the Commons, which include provision for a statutory fundraising regulator if self-regulation fails.

Kevin Cahill to step down from role with Comic Relief

Kevin Cahill, chief executive of Comic Relief, has announced that he will be stepping down from his role with the charity later this year.

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‘Draconian’ new clause in government grant agreements bans charities from lobbying

8 Feb 2016

The Cabinet Office has announced a new clause in government grant agreements which will ban charities...

Three-quarters of social enterprises would vote for Britain to stay in the EU, survey says

4 Feb 2016

Almost three-quarters (74 per cent) of social enterprise leaders would vote for Britain to stay in the...

CAN to create £50m social investment fund

3 Feb 2016

CAN has announced plans to launch a social investment fund worth £50m, following the growth it has seen...

JustGiving raises £1m through WhatsApp shares in less than a year

5 Feb 2016

JustGiving users who arrived at the site from WhatsApp have donated £1.175m since the giving platform...

Sector bodies launch campaign to promote government grants for charities

5 Feb 2016

The Directory of Social Change, Charity Finance Group, Children England, Navca and the Lloyds Bank Foundation...

Fundraising campaign to help fictional character raises £20,000 for Refuge

5 Feb 2016

A JustGiving page started by a fan of The Archers has raised over £20,000 in three days for domestic...

JustGiving raises £1m through WhatsApp shares in less than a year

5 Feb 2016

JustGiving users who arrived at the site from WhatsApp have donated £1.175m since the giving platform...

ICO opens consultation into revised code of practice on data privacy notices

3 Feb 2016

The Information Commissioner’s Office has opened a consultation into its code of practice guidelines...

Microsoft to donate $1bn worth of cloud storage and services to charities

20 Jan 2016

Microsoft’s chief executive has announced that the technology firm will donate $1bn (£700m) worth of...

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