Paul Farmer appointed chair of Acevo
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Paul Farmer appointed chair of Acevo

17 Oct 2014 | Alice Sharman

Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, has been appointed the chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, while Sharon Allen, chief executive of Skills for Care, has been appointed vice-chair.

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Charity Commission won't take action against Society Network Foundation

The Charity Commission will take no action against the trustees of Society Network Foundation, even though it found that the Foundation’s accounts were not Sorp-compliant and that it varied the use of a government grant without obtaining written permission.

OSCR guidance outlines strong right for charities to campaign

Guidance released today by the Scottish charity regulator on political campaigning suggests charities should be allowed a strong right to campaign, and confirms that Scottish charities can influence both central and local government.

Charity Retail Association appoints new chief executive

The Charity Retail Association has appointed Martin Blackwell, who is currently chief executive of the Association of Town and City Management, to succeed Warren Alexander at the helm of the organisation.

Nearly half of Charity Commission staff were on strike over pay cap yesterday

Almost half of Charity Commission employees were among public sector workers on strike yesterday as members of the Public and Commercial Services Union walked out over the public sector pay freeze.

Don't bring the public into this Brooks. Our research shows again and again that the public don't have a problem with charities' campaigning. Indeed campaigning is bottom of the public's list of concerns not top.

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Tony Burton, BIG board member, was also an adviser to Big Society Network

The chair of the Big Lottery Fund’s risk committee was an adviser to Big Society Network when he was appointed to the BIG board by the Cabinet Office in December 2012, BIG has confirmed.


National Audit Office building

The National Audit Office has opened a fresh investigation into the funding of Big Society Network, to establish whether the issues identified in its first report indicate “wider systemic problems” within government and the Big Lottery Fund.

Lynne Berry

The charity and voluntary sector is entering an “age of opportunity” thanks to the skills of an ageing population, according to Lynne Berry, chair of the Commission on the Voluntary Sector and Ageing.

 Stone Henge, an English Heritage site

The government has confirmed that it will press ahead with plans to split English Heritage in two and set up a charity even though a “significant minority” of respondents to its consultation thought the £80m allocated for the project will not be enough.

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