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Will changes to Charity Commission trustee guidance discourage people from becoming trustees?

25 Feb 2015 | Governance

Leona Roche warns that proposed changes trustee guidance might have wider implications for the charity sector.  

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Will changes to Charity Commission trustee guidance discourage people from becoming trustees?

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Noise and nonsense

Former headhunter Douglas Board believes that the problem of excessive pay lies with the private, not the public sector.

Daniela Barone Soares, chief executive of Impetus Trust

The government's recent document on the Big Society Bank makes clear that it will not give out grants. Daniela Barone Soares, chief executive of Impetus Trust, argues that this will limit the Bank's capacity in the sector.

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After losing a grant which provided 12 per cent of its income, June O'Sullivan provides an insight from the Paddington Farm Trust on how the current government regime is affecting its activities.

Put your money where our mouth is

The government has got it wrong by financing the Big Society Bank, says Gordon Hunter; civil society needs grants not loans.

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Mind the chandelier!

With a raft of issues to keep on top of during the coalition's Big Society shake-up, David Davison warns not to overlook pensions in your budgets.

Sir Stephen Bubb, chair of Adventure Capital Fund

The Department for Communities and Local Government is considering turning the £70m Communitybuilders Fund, run by Social Investment Business into an endowment. Sir Stephen Bubb, chair of the Adventure Capital Fund, also run by Social Investment Business, welcomes the news.

Running costs as you've never seen them before

Chester Mojay-Sinclare set up charity comparison site Alive and Giving last year. After Oxfam partnered with PayPal last week to offer "100 per cent" of donations to the cause, he wonders if the action is sending the right message for the sector.

We're not ready for a Big Society

The recent case of the Salvation Army vs the 700 Club has highlighted an inherent problem with the Big Society plans, warns Niki May Young.

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