12 Feb 2015
NCVO supports the Charity Commission’s decision to focus more on regulation, but is cautious about the need for new powers in the Protection of Charities Bill, Sir Stuart Etherington told the committee scrutinising the bill yesterday.
Charity regulation is in a state of crisis and the current draft Protection of Charities Bill is simply “tinkering around the edges”, according to evidence submitted to the committee considering the Bill.
The Advertising Standards Agency has ruled that an advert from the Health Lottery promoting an online direct debit offer cannot be shown as it is irresponsible and encourages gambling.
Nearly 40 per cent of people in the UK say they are put off donating to charity by viral fundraising campaigns, new research by a money saving website shows.
Charities and social enterprises can become so focused on pleasing funders that they lose sight of beneficiaries, a social enterprise conference heard yesterday.
The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.
A group of legal bodies have written to MPs to urge them to protect
judicial review from changes that may harm charities' ability to represent vulnerable beneficiaries.
Recently Islamic charities have faced criticism from many sides. David Ainsworth examines the subject.
Measures in the Localism Act intended to give more power to local charities are “fatally flawed” and will never be useful in their current form, local infrastructure body Navca has told a Commons committee.