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Charity highlights from the Labour Party Conference 2016

30 Sep 2016 | Governance

Alice Sharman and Kirsty Weakley went to Liverpool earlier this week for the Labour Party Conference. Here’s a summary of what happened.

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Charity highlights from the Labour Party Conference 2016

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'Could mega cities be even harder to work with than individual local councils?'

Dan Corry, chief executive of NPC, asked Labour mayoral candidates how devolution would impact the charity sector, amid concerns that mega cities could be harder to work with than local councils.

Labour MP wants National Citizen Service to be rolled out in Wales

A Labour MP has urged the Welsh government and Westminster to agree to bring National Citizen Service to Wales.

We need the press to investigate the larger charities, says CEO of Media Trust

Caroline Diehl, chief executive of the Media Trust, has said that it is important that charities are scrutinised by the press to help rebuild public trust, at a Labour Party Conference fringe event.

Barnardo’s opens 89 charity shops and aims to be ‘biggest chain in the country’

Barnardo’s opened 89 charity shops last year, and has overtaken Oxfam to become the second largest charity retail chain in the UK, according to figures from the annual Charity Shops Survey, which will be published on Monday.

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.

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Report: What makes a good charity?

A free guide on how to assess whether a charity is operating effectively has been published by think tank New Philanthropy Capital.

Commission launches investigation into mosque where 'Kill Ahmadis' leaflets were handed out

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a London mosque where leaflets which called for the killing of a sect of Muslims were distributed.

Christian Aid consults staff on redundancies

International development charity Christian Aid is consulting staff on proposed changes to the organisation’s global operations, which includes reducing its headcount.

Heritage Lottery Fund launches £10m to improve youth engagement

The Heritage Lottery fund has today launched a £10m pilot programme and is inviting groups of charities and other organisations to apply for funding.

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