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Cabinet Office announces timetable for Charities Act roll-out

23 May 2016 | Emily Corfe

The Cabinet Office has published a timetable for introducing new powers for the Charity Commission from the new Charities Act.

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

Acevo, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Sense and more announce their latest movers.

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Trustees of a charity that repeatedly failed to file its accounts with the Charity Commission were in breach of their legal duties, the regulator said today.

Baroness Pitkeathley expected to chair House of Lords committee on charities

The House of Lords is expected to approve a motion to create a select committee to consider issues related to the charity sector next week and will appoint Baronness Pitkeathley as its chair.

'Commission cannot be trusted with warnings power', says lawyer

A case in which the Charity Commission provided contradictory advice to a charity over more than 20 years shows the Commission cannot be trusted with a new power to give formal warnings, a lawyer involved in the case has said.

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

Commission's poor handling of a case amounted to 'maladministration', says ombudsman

The Charity Commission’s handling of a case over more than 20 years was “so poor as to amount to maladministration”, according to an ombudsman’s report published this week.

Regulators outline plans to require professional advisers to report on more matters

The three UK charity regulators have opened a joint consultation on a revised list of “significant matters” that auditors and independent examiners must report.

Health report

Charities should play a central role in NHS decision making and delivery, a new government-backed report says.

Julia Unwin

The chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Julia Unwin CBE, has announced that she will leave the organisation at the end of 2016.

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