10 Mar 2014
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service is planning to appeal a fine of £200,000 issued by the data security regulator after an anti-abortion hacker gained access to thousands of client names, addresses and phone numbers and threatened to publish them.
We've entered 2014 with signs of UK economic growth, but Robert Ashton says the civil society sector is still in the doldrums. He looks at how it can prosper too.
The government has released data on the estimated cost savings generated from social impact bonds in 600 different types of interventions, to help charities design their own social impact bonds.
Charity Tax Group is urging HMRC to provide more detailed advice for large charities about claiming gift aid online using their databases, to clear up areas of confusion.
Think tanks should be required by law to list all their donors and the amount of their donations, every year. We would probably find that, indirectly, they are as heavily funded by government as charities but with a lot less value to society.
Fraud in the large charity sector costs £1.65bn a year, according to a report published today by accountants BDO and the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies in Portsmouth.
The National Coalition for Independent Action has said charities should commit civil disobedience and defy the requirements of the new Lobbying Act, while 38 Degrees is consulting with members on whether it should lead a coalition to flout the new law.
Big Society Capital has invested £1m in an organisation which funds community organisations to support volunteering with older people.
The proportion of their wealth that philanthropists give to good causes has dropped slightly in the last year, as individuals’ giving failed to keep up with their increase in wealth, according to the second BNP Paribas Philanthropy Index.
25 Mar 2014