Stuart Etherington

Many infrastructure bodies should 'shrink, merge or close' says Etherington 3

6 Oct 2015 | Emily Corfe

There are too many infrastructure organisations in the UK and many need to "shrink, merge or close", NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington said yesterday. 


Many infrastructure bodies should 'shrink, merge or close' says Etherington

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Government misses minimum recruitment target for National Citizen Service despite £130m spend

The Office for Civil Society failed to hit its minimum recruitment targets for the most recent round of the National Citizen Service despite spending £130m on it in the most recent financial year, government figures show.

 Tory MP demands explanation from her party for cancelled Muslim charities event

A Conservative MP has attacked her own party’s decision to cancel a Muslim charities event at the last minute, and has demanded an explanation – but the party itself has still offered no reason, three days after the decision was taken.

Prince Charles speaking at the British Asian Trust annual dinner

Richard Hawkes, former chief executive of Scope, has landed a new job as chief executive of the British Asian Trust, one of Prince Charles' charities.

‘Some charities have become more political in the way they campaign’ Conservative MP claims

Some charities “have become more political in the way they campaign” and need to be clearer with donors about where their money is being spent, the Conservative Party Conference heard yesterday.

They need to look outside their own organisation and look at others who are doing similar work to see if they are doing it better or more efficiently. If they are, that doesn't mean they should immediately close or seek to merge but it does mean that something needs to change.

» 'If you aren't making a difference, it's okay to call it a day', Commission chief executive says

12 charity workers killed in US-led attack on Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Afghanistan

Médecins Sans Frontières has confirmed that 12 of its staff and at least seven patients, including three children, have been killed after a trauma centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan was bombed at the weekend.

Muslim charities barred from speaking at Tory conference in 'direct attack on free speech'

The Conservative Party has cancelled a joint Acevo and Muslim Charities Forum event at its conference at the last minute, without telling the speakers, following a critical Daily Telegraph article.

Wes Streeting

MPs, especially Conservatives, want to “have their cake and eat it” by having pictures taken with charities but ignoring their lobbying on policy, MP Wes Streeting told the Labour Party Conference earlier this week.

Islamic Relief would not have been as successful if it was formed today, Labour Party Conference hears

The director of Islamic Relief UK said that if his charity was being formed today, the climate towards Muslim charities would have stopped it from getting the success it has had.

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