10 Mar 2014
The Charity Commission is planning to scrutinise charities with pension deficits as it increases its accounts monitoring and review work for the year 2013/14, and takes a “tougher stance” on non-compliance issues.
Simon Hart, Conservative MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, has welcomed the Advertising Standards Agency ruling against an RSPCA advert, saying it was “blatantly misleading, partisan and mischievous”.
Commentators have been speculating today on the Church of Scientology gaining charitable status, following a Supreme Court ruling that a Scientology chapel is a place of religious worship under law.
Charles Wake, chair of St Andrew’s Healthcare, which recently came under fire for giving its chief executive a salary of £653,000, will give evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee next week on charity chief executive pay.
The co-founder of Groupon and his wife have pledged to give away the majority of their wealth, signing Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge along with six other billionaires.
The NCVO pay panel addresses a problem that doesn't exist -- setting up a straw man to beat to a pulp -- and has by its mere existence made it seem that a deep, dark scandal is brewing within the charitable sector. It would have been far better to greet phony media muck-raking with the scornful silence it deserved. Thanks for nothing, folks.
The term 'chairman' is long past its sell-by date, says Andy Gregg.
The brave new world promised by CC14 has still not materialised because the guidance on evaluating investment decisions is not sufficiently helpful, says Edward Finch.