Whistleblower blows whistle on former employer; regulator takes an interest

Whistleblower blows whistle on former employer; regulator takes an interest

1 Apr 2015 | Finance

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a Yorkshire community handicraft charity after an ex-employee alleged it was a front for money laundering.


Whistleblower blows whistle on former employer; regulator takes an interest

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Museum of London at London Wall. Credit: Infernalfox

The Museum of London has revealed plans to relocate to Smithfield General Market from its current home on London Wall by 2021, after the number of visitors doubled in recent years.

Homelessness charity unveils fundraising app that helps the charity locate rough sleepers

A London-based homelessness charity has launched an app that uses geolocation technology to let people tell them that a person is sleeping rough by making a donation.


The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation has reported an income rise of $33m (£22m) from $126m (£85m) in 2013 to $189m (£128m) in 2014.

Are hackathons a fad or the future of charity partnerships with the tech sector?

Charities are increasingly embracing ‘hackathons’ as a way for technology experts to create and test a technological solution quickly, but are they just a fad or the future? Kirsty Weakley sat in on one to find out.

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.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Drug charity closes as a result of 'worsening financial situation'

Membership body DrugScope has announced that it is to close with effect from today, stating that this is due to a “worsening financial situation”.

Charity Tax Group calls for further postponement of 20 per cent tax on direct mail fundraising

The Charity Tax Group and the Direct Marketing Association have jointly called on the government to again postpone the implementation of changes to VAT on direct mail, until after HM Revenue and Customs has published guidance on the matter.

Changes to charity audit thresholds come into force today

A number of changes to charity audit thresholds, including an increase in the basic threshold from £500,000 to £1m, come into effect today.

Children’s cancer charity told by Commission to appoint more trustees

The Charity Commission has given a charity where one of the founding trustees was accused of using funds for personal benefit seven months to recruit more trustees.

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