29 Oct 2013
Shadow minister for civil society Gareth Thomas has tabled a series of Parliamentary questions to minister Nick Hurd about the government's funding of Big Society Network and the allocation of Social Action Fund money.
Tim Rutherford looks at lessons trustees can learn from the fraudulent activity at Astonbrook Housing Association.
The Arts Council England has today published its first analysis of the value of arts and culture to the national economy, finding that the sector has a turnover of £12.8bn.
Skills-Third Sector is developing a website where charitable organisations can purchase training from providers and share their experiences, with the launch planned for September.
Last week Cathy Wilson, policy adviser to HMRC, addressed delegates at the Charity Tax Group conference highlighting the scale of the UK’s charity fraud and tax-avoidance problem, describing it as an ‘industry’ of its own. Kate Sayer reflects.
At a time when the NHS and Local Authorities are being told to put everything out to competitive tendering it is rank hypocrisy and smacks of cronyism to learn that Government favoured schemes do not have to follow suit.
Jo Taylor concludes her summary of the lessons arising from the largest survey of its kind about property and the charity sector.
Applications to the Charity Awards 2013, sponsored by CAF, are now closed and the shortlist has been announced ahead of the winner's presentation gala on 13 June.
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The Cabinet Office has announced the six new board members of the Charity Commission that will replace the current governance team at the regulator serving under William Shawcross as chair.
The use of collaborative social investment funding for charities by charitable foundations and private sector organisations has been commended in a Cabinet Office report into achieving social impact at scale.