10 Sep 2015
Dame Esther Rantzen told an audience of fundraisers yesterday that many of their practices were "harassing" and that "it's a shame it took a death" to make the sector realise that it "obviously" needs to change.
A former IT director for the charity Turning Point is seeking a six-figure payout after winning a religious and racial bias case against the charity.
Charities must amend their fundraising practices or face government legislation, the leader of the House of Commons, Chris Grayling suggested yesterday.
The government will legislate to restrict how charities raise funds from vulnerable people and has asked Sir Stuart Etherington to conduct a review of self-regulation, according to a statement released today.
The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."
Reform of self-regulation should come from the charity sector, but the government will step in if it is necessary to stop “the goodwill of the public haemorrhaging away”, charities minister Rob Wilson has said.
Media attacks on charity fundraising are an attempt to make charities less able to campaign, the chief executive of Acevo has said.
Cuts in government funding will leave the charity sector facing a £4.6bn hole in its finances by 2018/19, according to a report published today by NCVO.
All charities must follow recommended good practice or explain why, the Charity Commission has said as part of the launch of its new "clearer and more concise" guidance for all trustees.