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Civil Society's 12 Days of Christmas

22 Dec 2014 | IT

In the lead-up to the Christmas break Civil Society News brought readers different festive feature, looking back over the major events of 2014 and celebrating some of the seasonal fundraising efforts from the sector. In case you missed any here they are.


Civil Society's 12 Days of Christmas

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Oxfam criticised by Charity Commission after accusations of 'political bias' in tweet

Oxfam “should have done more” to avoid being seen as politically biased against the government, the Charity Commission has said in a report published today.

Society Diary: The best of 2014 (including a map that looks like a willy)

A Christmas summary of the outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.

PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services

The Charity Commission has sided with the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals on a decision that would allow it to change its objects to offer paid-for services.

Charity Commission

The Charity Commission investigated almost 2,000 charities in the year to March 2014 and used statutory inquiry powers four times as often as the previous year, according to a report released today.

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

William Castelll, chair, Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust has posted a 15.4 per cent return on its investment portfolio, earning £2.5bn for the year to 30 September 2014.


Tax relief on giving is expected to rise by 11 per cent in the year to March 2015, suggesting a large increase in donations over the course of the year, according to provisional figures published today by HM Revenue & Customs.

Andrew O’Brien moves from NCVO to head CFG’s policy team

Andrew O’Brien is to join the Charity Finance Group as head of policy and public affairs.

Civil Society Christmas Charity Quiz

It's the last Civil Society News bulletin before Christmas, and we know and you know that you're just sitting at your desk waiting for the holidays. So we thought we'd see how much you know about the sector you work in. Take our festive quiz and find out how much of a charity nerd you really are.

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