Housing Bill in Queen’s Speech creates ‘worrying precedent’ for charities, says NCVO

Housing Bill in Queen’s Speech creates ‘worrying precedent’ for charities, says NCVO

27 May 2015 | Governance | David Ainsworth

Today’s Queen’s Speech includes a Housing Bill which will force some charities to dispose of assets at below market value – a move NCVO has described as a “worrying precedent” for the sector.


Housing Bill in Queen’s Speech creates ‘worrying precedent’ for charities, says NCVO

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FRSB promise interim report into Olive Cooke in next two weeks after receiving 300 complaints

The Fundraising Standards Board has published the terms of reference for an investigation into both the case of Olive Cooke and wider fundraising practices, and promised an interim report in early June.

Ten tips for digital transformation at charities

Last week Kirsty Weakley spent a day immersed in all things digital transformation at CharityComms' conference. She picks out the key themes that emerged.

Methodist charity gives no reason for double defaulting on accounts submissions

A Cornish Methodist church and registered charity has failed to give any reason for defaulting on annual accounts which were almost 600 days late, according to a Charity Commission inquiry report published today.

British Heart Foundation

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A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.

» Former Citizens Advice chief David Harker dies

Glasgow Sheriff Court (image credit: Stephen Sweeney)

A former assistant manager at Grant Thornton has been jailed for 40 months after embezzling more than £726,000 intended to go to charity.

One-fifth of charities surveyed do not accept donations through their own websites

Some 20 per cent of charities do not accept donations via their own websites, and 38 per cent are not able to receive text donations, according to a report from Barclays.

Sir Ian Botham threatens to sue RSPB for libel

Sir Ian Botham has threatened the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds with a lawsuit, claiming the charity made libellous comments about him on the BBC last week.

RSPCA sees voluntary income gradually increase following decline

RSPCA has seen its income begin to increase, following a dramatic drop of £12m in its previous year’s accounts.

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