29 Oct 2013
Shelter has come under attack from the letting industry over its call to ban letting agency fees for tenants, with the Estate Agency Foundation withdrawing financial support for the charity and letting agents considering a £50,000 “fighting fund” to legally challenge Shelter.
The Cabinet Office has awarded a further £150,000 to Society Network Foundation since 1 April this year, and gave Big Society Network £350,000 last year, on top of the £199,900 Social Action Fund money paid in 2011/12, Nick Hurd has confirmed.
Labour MP Paul Flynn, who is a member of the Public Administration Select Committee, has described the Committee’s new report on public benefit and the Charity Commission as “atrocious” and stated in Parliament that he “profoundly disagrees” with it.
An early study into the impact of legal aid cuts in the UK's most deprived area has revealed that 91 per cent of advice-giving charities believe they are providing a lower level of service than prior to the cuts.
I'm not sure whether to laugh, cry or scream. Money is precious and this is opaque squandering with a capital S.
A charity that has built 22 secondary schools in Uganda and Zambia and educated over 8,000 youngsters so far since 2008, has taken the top prize at the Charity Awards 2013.
The £500,000 allocated by the Cabinet Office to Big Society Network and Society Network Foundation since April last year was for the Big Society Awards, Nick Hurd has confirmed.
The Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations has criticised the Scottish regulator, OSCR, for stepping “outside its regulatory remit” in draft guidance produced for charities on the Scottish independence referendum.