8 Oct 2015
Financial Times attacks 'highly inefficient' charity sector and calls for government to force charities to merge 10
The Financial Times has joined the list of newspapers to attack the sector, calling on the government to force charities to merge and to limit the funding an individual organisation can receive.
Charities that operate best practice need to defend their fundraising methods more stridently to turn the tide of public opinion back in their favour, say Stephen Cotterill and Celina Ribeiro.
Cancer Research UK and Age UK have criticised The Sun for producing an “incorrect” and “plain wrong” article on charitable spending, while other charities have also disputed the newspaper's figures.
Chief executives of some of the UK's largest charities told a Parliamentary inquiry this morning that they failed to properly monitor their telephone fundraising agencies and said fundraising regulation needs a statutory underpinning.
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."
The Advertising Standards Authority has said will not investigate the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Heart Disease is Heartless’ TV advert, despite it receiving over 200 complaints from the public.
A group of MPs will investigate the powers of the RSPCA, in particular its prosecution powers, the chair of the environment select committee told the BBC this morning.
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