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Reduce the age of your workforce to get more fresh ideas, NCVO conference told 30

10 May 2016 | Governance | Emily Corfe

Charities “can and should” make efforts to reduce the average age of the workforce, and should also be willing to risk breaching the law to sack underperforming staff, NCVO's HR conference heard yesterday.

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Shawcross embraces charitable advocacy – three years late

Andrew Purkis examines William Shawcross' statements on campaigning, and says the Commission needs to be respected by the sector if it is to police it effectively.

Charities serving London increase by over 14 per cent during Boris Johnson’s time as mayor

The number of charities serving London increased by 14.7 per cent during Boris Johnson’s time as mayor of the city, according to new data published by charity think tank NPC.

Shelter tells government to stop using its name to support anti-advocacy clause

The chief executive of homelessness charity Shelter has written to the government to ask them to stop using his charity's name in defence of an anti-advocacy policy.

Social Enterprise UK accuses government of ‘watering down’ the definition of social businesses

Peter Holbrook, the chief executive umbrella body for social enterprises, Social Enterprise UK, has criticised the Cabinet Office for not including charities and social enterprises in the scope of its review on mission-led businesses.

There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.

» If trustees are to blame for the fundraising crisis, how do we improve how they work?

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Small charities' failure to collaborate is creating a “lost opportunity” to solve social problems, the chief executive of the FSI has said, following new research published by her organisation.

Commission's poor handling of a case amounted to 'maladministration', says ombudsman

The Charity Commission’s handling of a case over more than 20 years was “so poor as to amount to maladministration”, according to an ombudsman’s report published this week.

Health report

Charities should play a central role in NHS decision making and delivery, a new government-backed report says.

Regulators outline plans to require professional advisers to report on more matters

The three UK charity regulators have opened a joint consultation on a revised list of “significant matters” that auditors and independent examiners must report.

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