10 Mar 2014
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service is planning to appeal a fine of £200,000 issued by the data security regulator after an anti-abortion hacker gained access to thousands of client names, addresses and phone numbers and threatened to publish them.
After a series of public maulings over abuse within charities, it's easy to see why the Charity Commission wants more powers, says Alex Massey. But he warns that the actions of a tiny minority should not lead to less independence for the whole charity sector.
Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector
Acevo is to build up a databank of the charity sector’s health and its contribution to society, to inform its work in the run-up to the 2015 general election.
A report by Lord Ashcroft has called for more consolidation in the armed forces charity sector, as he suggests that for each organisation there are only eight service users.
Think tanks should be required by law to list all their donors and the amount of their donations, every year. We would probably find that, indirectly, they are as heavily funded by government as charities but with a lot less value to society.
Ten youth homelessness charities have joined together to attract national corporate fundraising partnerships in a new campaign to ‘End Youth Homelessness’.
Proposed new powers for the Charity Commission are "too broad" and give it too much authority to remove trustees, the NCVO has said in its response to a Cabinet Office consultation.
The income of charities registered in England and Wales was more than £61bn in 2013, up almost £3bn on the previous year, according to figures published by the Charity Commission.
Strong concerns have been raised about the financial viability of English Heritage, the new £85m government-endowed charity which will manage historic properties in the UK.
25 Mar 2014