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Charity Commission opens consultation on new powers to disqualify trustees

24 May 2016 | Governance | Emily Corfe

The Charity Commission has opened a consultation to gauge the sector’s opinions on its new power to disqualify trustees.

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Charles Byrne

Charles Byrne, director of fundraising at Royal British Legion, has been appointed the charity’s new director general.

National Lottery raised £1.9bn for good causes last year, says Camelot

Sales from the National Lottery hit a record of £7.6bn in 2015/16, with £1.9bn going to good causes, including around £760m going to the Big Lottery Fund.

Individual donations fell in 2015, UK charitable giving report reveals

Overall giving to charity fell by 5 per cent to £9.6bn in 2015, with medical research charities receiving the biggest proportion, according to the Charities Aid Foundation’s latest report.

Government-backed fundraising platform gave more than £170,000 to trustee's companies

A charity given government backing to run a fundraising platform paid half its income last year to its founding trustee's companies, causing the Charity Commission to offer it "advice and guidance".

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.

» The Times story today is scraping the bottom of the barrel, but we still can’t ignore it

So farewell then, Sir Stephen

Sir Stephen Bubb’s work at Acevo is a reminder of why mergers are not always a good thing, says Gareth Jones.

Consultation launched on Big Lottery Fund’s policy direction

The Cabinet Office has launched a consultation into new proposed policy directions for the Big Lottery Fund.

Oxfam accused of using gift aid for tax avoidance

Gift aid is used by Oxfam and other charities as a form of tax avoidance, according to an article published last week by a right-wing think tank, questioning charities’ right to criticise tax havens.

Mark Salway

Mark Salway urges charities to think carefully about business models - and social investment in particular - at every level of the organisation.

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