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DWP promises measures to improve charities’ experience of the Work Programme

18 Dec 2014 | Governance | David Ainsworth

The Department for Work and Pensions has agreed to introduce measures expected to improve the Work Programme for voluntary sector sub-contractors, according to a response document published today.

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Sir Stephen Bubb, CEO of Acevo

Chief executives’ body Acevo saw a 10 per cent drop in membership in the year to March 2014, and a fall in income for the fifth successive year, according to its annual report and accounts filed today.

Camelot CEO says deregulation of society lotteries may not increase good cause money

The chief executive of Camelot has said that reducing the regulation around society lotteries may not actually increase money for good causes, as others have suggested.

Charity shops are a popular way to use charity services

Higher income earners use the services of more charities than those on lower incomes, with charity shops providing the most popular interaction, according to research released today by Charities Aid Foundation.

Nigel Farage. Image courtesy of David Ileff

A survey by Ipsos Mori for NPC about how charities are perceived by people who vote for various political parties has suggested that Ukip voters have lower levels of trust in charities than those who plan to vote for one of the three mainstream parties.

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

Top charity news stories of 2014: October to December

Civil Society News is bringing you a festive countdown in the run-up to Christmas. On the eleventh day we look back at the ten most read news stories from October to December.

Tobin Aldrich

Former director of global fundraising for Sightsavers, Tobin Aldrich, has announced that he has left the charity to set up a consultancy business.

William Shawcross, chair, Charity Commission

William Shawcross told politicians yesterday that the Charity Commission shares more information with other agencies, including HMRC, than it receives in return and that he would like more information to come the regulator’s way.

Government commits another £2.3m to support Kew

Nick Clegg yesterday announced an additional £2.3m of funding to support Kew Gardens’ botanical research and plant science, just ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on its funding.

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