5 Jul 2016
There has been a “significant” decrease in the public’s trust and confidence in charities, and the sector is now less trusted than the ordinary man in the street, according to a report published today by the Charity Commission.
There has been a “widespread demonization” of civil society in recent years, and last year was a “dismal one for civil society around the world”, according to a report by international civil society alliance Civicus.
Charities must not ignore the public’s concerns over senior pay or overheads, the regulator's director of policy and communications said this morning.
The decision to leave the European Union is likely to lead to a reduced income for the charity sector, NCVO has warned in a briefing today.
Charities in the UK will have to adhere to data protection standards that are the “equivalent” of new European Union rules, despite last week’s referendum result, according to the ICO and Direct Marketing Association.
I am not against more effective regulation but the driver for this regulation must be based on sounder footings than just to appease the media because the media will be back with negative stories regardless.
A spokeswoman for American non-profit organisation charity: water has said that the organisation has made an application to the Charity Commission and hopes to be operational in the UK “by the autumn”.
Charity Finance Group and accountancy firm Sayer Vincent have launched a free guide for charities dealing with risk, which says charities don't properly consider risks faced by their organisation.
Justice Mission UK, The Printing Charity and more announce their latest appointments.