Lobbying Act comes into force today
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Lobbying Act comes into force today

19 Sep 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 comes into force today, which limits the amount charities can spend on campaigning in the lead-up to the general election.

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Devolution 'will affect how charities operate'

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Some charity leaders see themselves as ‘employees of government’

Voluntary bodies and the state have become so intertwined that some charity leaders whose organisations receive government grants see themselves as employees of government, an academic told the audience at the Charity Commission’s annual public meeting.

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The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Worldwide Ummah Aid after concerns that a trustee stopped by police may have been leaving the country with charitable funds.

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Social enterprise support organisations CAN and Senscot have ended their relationship with UnLtd, set up to manage a £100m fund for social entrepreneurs, over concerns that grants from the fund are being awarded to for-profit organisations.


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Paula Sussex announces a more proactive Charity Commission

The new chief executive of the Charity Commission has promised her organisation will be more proactive and do more to deter wrongdoing in the sector, and has said she plans to restructure the senior management to help achieve this.

Liverpool Crown Court (image credit: Oosoom)

Two accountants accused of devising a fraud to claim around £1m in gift aid were found not guilty at Liverpool Crown Court earlier this week after the prosecution dropped the case against them.

Shawcross: 'Too often charities respond defensively'

Sector leaders warned yesterday that charities need to get better at answering the public’s questions if the sector is to hold on to high levels of trust.

Rosie Chapman

The sector’s code of good governance is no longer fit for purpose for large and complex charities and ought to be updated by its authors, according to CFG trustee and former Charity Commission policy chief Rosie Chapman.

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