Acevo’s membership increases for the first time in six years
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Acevo’s membership increases for the first time in six years 1

27 Aug 2015 | Alice Sharman

The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations has reported that its membership is up 4 per cent, while its income has continued to gradually decline.

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Acevo’s membership increases for the first time in six years

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The National Union of Students and Trades Union Congress have signed a partnership to run joint trade union and student movement campaigns over the coming year.

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Public trust in charities is at its lowest since 2007 with just half of people saying that they trust not-for-profit groups, according to a survey by the research consultancy nfpSynergy.

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Charities fear that having to pay for their regulator would be a "damaging burden" on resources, according to a survey conducted by the Directory of Social Change.  

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The Charity Commission is investigating two Harrow-based charities for “significant discrepancies” in the charities' incomes and financial management.

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Acevo questions Commission role after Kids Company collapse

Sir Stephen Bubb, the chief executive of Acevo, has criticised the Charity Commission’s handling of the Kids Company collapse, saying it should have intervened earlier to help the charity build reserves.

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The Cabinet Office publishes regular data showing who meets with the minister for civil society and his colleagues. David Ainsworth and Aoife Anderson examine the figures.

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A Lottery-funded military charity exhibited a “fundamental misunderstanding of charity law” that resulted in trustees personally benefitting from charitable funds, a case report published by the Charity Commission said yesterday.

OSCR rewrites guidance for clarity

OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator has “extensively rewritten and reformatted” its Meeting the Charity Test guidance, which helps trustees ensure they obey charity law.

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