29 Oct 2013
New NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless took to Twitter yesterday to distance the charity from a branch chair who had given convicted paedophile Stuart Hall a character reference during his court case.
The Charity Commission and Get Safe Online have launched new guidance on how charities can protect themselves from online fraud and how the public can give safely online.
Your CivilSociety rounds-up the most read stories from the previous week.
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, does it really matter whether it's labelled as a duck or re-branded as an aquatic avian? Last year The Ark generated £48,500 from trade and £47,500 from grants, so can we call ourselves a social enterprise? Social enterprise is an attitude, not a legal structure.
With income rises outstripping falls, the Charity 100 Index is outperforming both its quarterly and annual benchmarks, finds Diane Sim.
The Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations has criticised the Scottish regulator, OSCR, for stepping “outside its regulatory remit” in draft guidance produced for charities on the Scottish independence referendum.
Acevo chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb has said the Charity Commission will have to get better at regulating the sector before charities would be prepared to supplement its income with fees.
The Big Lottery Fund has denied that its recent grants to Citizens Advice Bureaux and Home-start charities breach the additionality principle that prohibits the lottery from funding services that the government has a statutory responsibility to provide.