10 Mar 2014
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918 - 2013.
Charities should welcome the proliferation of non-charitable social enterprises because growth in the social enterprise market is the only way to combat the takeover of public services by corporates, according to charity lawyer Stephen Lloyd.
The new shadow minister for civil society argues that while austerity measures have pushed many charities to “crisis point”, many niggling problems in the sector can be traced much further back, and are the responsibility of both government and charities themselves.
The Charity Commission may be under-resourced and timid as a result of past failures, but the answer is not a bad decision based on the false premise that tax status is all that is important to charitable status.
Paul McDowell, chief executive of Nacro, is leaving the crime reduction charity to become chief inspector of HMI Probation.
NCVO chair Martyn Lewis today described the attacks on individual charities and the sector at large over the last few months as "frequent and vicious" and the political environment in which they occurred as "febrile".
Conservative MPs Priti Patel and Charlie Elphicke have criticised the Charity Commission for offering a pay deal worth up to £125,000 plus benefits for its new chief executive.