PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services

PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services

19 Dec 2014 | Governance | Alice Sharman

The Charity Commission has sided with the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals on a decision that would allow it to change its objects to offer paid-for services.


PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services

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ASA bans Health Lottery advert for encouraging gambling behaviour

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.

Liam Black

Charities and social enterprises can become so focused on pleasing funders that they lose sight of beneficiaries, a social enterprise conference heard yesterday.

Judicial review

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.

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.

» Public service contract culture undermines volunteers, new report claims

Is Band Aid good for the charity sector?

Kirsty Weakley wonders if it is time for Band Aid to hang up their microphones or if there is still a place in the fundraising landscape for a 30-year-old charity song?

How do you handle a question like Muslim charities?

Recently Islamic charities have faced criticism from many sides. David Ainsworth examines the subject.

Community right to challenge 'will never work' Navca tells Commons committee

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.

Understanding Charities Group launches to improve public trust in the sector

A cross-sector alliance of charities has formally launched the Understanding Charities Group, aimed at improving public trust and confidence in charities.

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