7 Jul 2015
Grayling: government will act to stop ‘gross exploitation’ of elderly people following Olive Cooke case 1
The government will "bring forward measures to address issues in the charity sector" following the death of poppy seller Olive Cooke, leader of the House of Commons Chris Grayling has said.
A "lack of brave leadership" is holding the sector back from exploiting digital technologies, according to the author of a report published today.
Channel 4 current affairs programme Dispatches is considering another investigation into fundraising, following allegations in the national press that 92-year-old Olive Cooke was "hounded to death" by charities.
Former Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green said she will donate more than £3m of a £10m shares payout to a charity chosen by the parents of two children who died on a Thomas Cook holiday in 2006.
He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has said that fee-paying schools should not have charitable status, and that a test which allows them to do so is not working.
An HIV/Aids services charity based in South London failed to submit three years’ worth of accounts to the Charity Commission as its trustees believed the charity had been dissolved, according to an inquiry report published today.
The Big Lottery Fund will award more than £7m to two UK charities to help rebuild communities in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.
The Fundraising Standards Board has published the terms of reference for an investigation into both the case of Olive Cooke and wider fundraising practices, and promised an interim report in early June.
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