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Savile charity to challenge victim compensation scheme

31 Jul 2014 | Governance | Alice Sharman

The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust has been granted permission to appeal against the agreed system of compensation for victims of the presenter, despite not being obliged to pay any money out itself.

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Macmillan's voluntary income soars by £34.1m

Macmillan Cancer Support raised £186.9m in 2013 – an increase of £34.1m on the previous year, according to the charity’s latest annual report.

WCVA values voluntary sector contribution at £3.8bn

The Welsh voluntary sector contributed £3.8bn to Wales’ economy last year, which is 8 per cent of the country's gross domestic product, according to WCVA’s annual statistical resource.

Half of hospices in England saw NHS funding cut or frozen this year

Half of hospices in England have had their statutory funding from the NHS either cut or frozen this year, a survey by Help the Hospices shows.

Get face-to-face with your fundraising agencies

Charities that deploy agencies to fundraise on their behalf would do well to go and meet them, says Leon Ward.

Has the taxpayer gained? I don't think so - the small savings to the Treasury (after the redundancy costs) are far outweighed by the damaging consequences of an under-resourced charity regulator.

» The cuts don't work

Cranfield Trust endorses stricter rules for new charities

The Cranfield Trust has added its voice to the view that there are too many charities, recommending to the Cabinet Office that the Charity Commission ought to impose “tougher demands” on people who want to set up a new one.


The Great Charter Foundation will be based at Somerset House

The new foundation being set up by former Big Society Network chief executive Steve Moore has applied for charitable status.

Charity Commission to meet Society Network Foundation trustees this week

The Charity Commission is meeting with the trustees of Society Network Foundation this week in an attempt to gather more information for its investigation into apparent misuse of a restricted government grant and payments to its chair and staff.


Finsbury Park Mosque (image credit: Lemur12)

It has emerged that other Muslim organisations, including the Finsbury Park Mosque, as well as individuals have been informed that their bank accounts will be closed by HSBC.

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