Paula Sussex to be the next Charity Commission chief executive
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Paula Sussex to be the next Charity Commission chief executive

17 Apr 2014 | Vibeka Mair

Paula Sussex, senior vice president, public sector of CGI, has been appointed the new chief executive of the Charity Commission.

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Impact of welfare reforms felt by 95 per cent of Yorkshire charities

A report published today which looks at the impact of welfare reforms in the region of Yorkshire and Humber shows that 95 per cent of voluntary organisations who responded have been affected by recent changes.

Trussell Trust sees use of its foodbanks 'almost triple' in a year

The number of people using the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks rose from 347,000 to 913,000 in a single year, the charity said today.


OSCR tells alternative medicine organisation to stop calling itself a  cancer charity

OSCR has taken action to stop an organisation offering alternative therapy falsely calling itself a “registered cancer charity” on employees’ business cards.

Ex-National Theatre employees have 'strong' case for breach of contract claim, says judge

Five musicians have lost their court bid to be to be reinstated at the National Theatre after they were replaced with a recorded soundtrack, but have been told by the judge that they have a “strong” case for breach of contract.

Think tanks should be required by law to list all their donors and the amount of their donations, every year. We would probably find that, indirectly, they are as heavily funded by government as charities but with a lot less value to society.

» Government-funded charities "subvert the democratic process and squander taxpayers' money", think tank says

Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says

Charities are becoming “extraordinarily disconnected” from donors and supporters who do not understand the work they do, Ian Theodoreson, chair of the Charity Finance Group and chief financial officer of the Church of England, said last week.

Bath Recreation Ground (image credit: Villamota)

The Bath Recreation Ground Trust has decided to apply for leave to appeal last month’s Charity Tribunal decision, which ordered it to replace its board with independent trustees, saying it is “financially unhelpful”.

Simon Gillespie, CEO of British Heart Foundation

The Charity Commission is “wildly under-gunned to regulate large charities and does not have the skills and expertise to do it with any credibility”, according to Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the British Heart Foundation.

Stephen Frost will host the Charity Awards 2014

Civil Society Media is delighted to announce that this year's Charity Awards will be presented by actor and comedian Stephen Frost.

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