13 Mar 2014
The National Audit Office has almost finished looking into concerns raised by Gareth Thomas MP about public funding of the Big Society Network.
A report from a committee of MPs into the future of the retail sector has urged government to tighten up the definition of a charity shop, in response to complaints from other types of shops about charities’ business rates relief.
The Office for Civil Society has won backing from the Treasury for a new fund, hoped to be worth around £40m, to help voluntary organisations which are in danger of closure.
Last year Dominic Nutt surprised the charity world by talking about what he saw to be corporate fundraising creating conflicts of interest at big charities. The charity world has since surprised him with its support and sympathy.
Tory MPs hate the voluntary sector because they cannot control it or subvert it as an alternative and independent source of thinking and action on social issues.
A coroner has slammed Samaritans' confidentiality policy and accused it of showing a “complete lack of co-operation” following a teenager’s death.
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust has said it stands by a decision to give more than £250,000 of funding over six years to Cage, a human rights organisation whose outreach director, Moazzam Begg, was last week charged with terrorism offences.
The non-profit graduate job scheme Charityworks has been awarded £95,000 from the Cabinet Office to scale up its recruitment programme across the country.
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service is planning to appeal a fine of £200,000 issued by the data security regulator after an anti-abortion hacker gained access to thousands of client names, addresses and phone numbers and threatened to publish them.
25 Mar 2014