5 Jul 2016
Sector bodies have criticised minister for civil society Rob Wilson for talking "total nonsense" about grant funding, and have said he has lost sight of the purpose of his department.
Several housing charities are seeking to de-register themselves with the Charity Commission because they believe it "lacks the resources" to manage new rules over housing stock.
Bodies like Acevo and NCVO have failed to provide proper leadership and lacked a concerted response in defending charities from public criticism, Oxfam's director of communications said this week.
Kirsty Weakley considers the implications of yesterday’s Charity Commission board announcement.
Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector.
There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.
The Cabinet Office has advertised for three new board members for the Charity Commission and reappointed four others, including making one, Eryl Besse, the deputy chair.
The minister for civil society, Rob Wilson, has said charities too often focus on “outdated operating models”, and are too reliant on public grants that are “unsustainable in the long term”.
The “vital work” of charities has been damaged by aggressive fundraisers at some charities which had lost their way, the chair of the Charity Commission has written today in an article for The Times.
The treasurer of Oxfam International has questioned whether being a registered charity is worth the regulatory burden, and suggested charities could want to give up their registration and become social enterprises instead.