18 Sep 2014
The Charity Commission is meeting with the trustees of Society Network Foundation this week in an attempt to gather more information for its investigation into apparent misuse of a restricted government grant and payments to its chair and staff.
The Conservative Party met with various trusts and foundations early last year and asked whether, in light of the Budget deficit, they would be willing to help fund the early years of its prisoner reoffending policy until the savings started to materialise.
Minister for civil society Nick Hurd told a gathering of sector people last week that the newly-knighted Sir Stuart Etherington has ordered a new pair of braces depicting knights in shining armour.
The government has advised water companies to pass the cost of subsidising community groups’ water drainage charges on to all their other customers, including low-income households.
The Fundraising Standards Board has shaken off sector speculation that it could be vulnerable to government cuts, with chief executive Alistair McLean saying that total self-sufficiency is within reach.
Congratulations to the RNLI - this only goes to prove that working on long term (and short term for that matter) legacies really pays dividends in the end.
The new Defamation Bill should allow a charity to bring a defamation case if it can prove it has suffered serious reputational damage, not just substantial financial damage, according to Baroness Young of Hornsey.
Communitybuilders and the Social Enterprise Investment Fund are under review by the government.
The Charity Tax Group is advocating that the best way to make progress on gift aid would be to move from the current paper-based system to a standard electronic database provided by HMRC to each charity.