26 Nov 2014
RNIB chief executive criticises ‘arrogance’ of MPs who think charities must learn from private sector 1
Lesley-Anne Alexander, chief executive of RNIB, yesterday said she had a “struggle with the arrogance” of politicians, including the minister for civil society, who believe charities must learn from private companies.
Two of the Dove Trust appeals to the Charity Tribunal have been struck out after the judge ruled that the appellant’s prospect of success is “fanciful” and a five-day hearing would be a waste of public money.
Former Nesta trustee Liam Black, who earlier this year said the charity was “forced” to fund the Big Society Network, has denied assertions in a review that his claims are “incompatible with the available evidence”.
Nearly half of charities consider property the greatest risk to their long-term survival, according to a survey released yesterday by the Ethical Property Foundation.
The government should bring in a series of measures designed to protect charities’ right to campaign and maintain their independence, the charity chief executives body Acevo says in its manifesto ahead of the 2015 general election.
The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.
The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has launched a new website which includes a new search function.
The Charity Commission has set up a “rapid response case handling system” to follow up on concerns reported to it about charities’ campaigning activities, it announced today.
Around one in four charities that the Charity Commission issued action plans to last year either partially or wholly ignored them, the Commission’s most senior investigator admitted yesterday.