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.
Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.
The Big Lottery Fund is opening a dialogue with the sector about its future funding strategy. Dawn Austwick starts the conversation here.
John Briggs, a former president at a Marine Society & Sea Cadets branch, has been found guilty of indecently assaulting young boys, including Sea Cadet members.
The Charity Commission is expected to bid for several million pounds from government to register an extra 30,000 church charities over the next few years.
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.
Social care charity Quarriers has confirmed that it will be closing a school and two children’s homes which could result in 69 job losses.
With the Syrian conflict in Syria approaching its third anniversary, Save the Children’s latest film points out that “just because it isn’t happening here, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening”.
The recent Charity Commission investigation into the Family and Childcare Trust is an example of how complaints can be used as a tool to muzzle charities. Campaigners must make sure it doesn't work says David Ainsworth.
The former counter-fraud head at Oxfam UK has today pleaded guilty to defrauding the charity of nearly £65,000.
25 Mar 2014