14 May 2015
The Charity Commission has contacted the UK Islamic Turkish Trust as “a matter of urgency” after the dome of its Shacklewell Lane Mosque was emblazoned with a political slogan.
The government has denied that it will give in to campaigners calling for charities delivering public services to be made exempt from VAT.
Former Barclays Group chief executive John Varley, who led the secretive Project Merlin campaign to transform the banking sector's image after the financial crisis, has been appointed as Marie Curie Cancer Care's chairman.
St John Ambulance and its parent charity the Priory of the Order of St John are in the midst of a governance overhaul that will see new boards appointed to both organisations.
Thomas Hughes-Hallett, chair of the Philanthropy Review, has told MPs at a Public Administration Select Committee meeting on increasing giving this week that the UK needs to mimic the USA in being more proud and vocal about charitable giving.
They need to look outside their own organisation and look at others who are doing similar work to see if they are doing it better or more efficiently. If they are, that doesn't mean they should immediately close or seek to merge but it does mean that something needs to change.
Chair of the Philanthropy Review Thomas Hughes-Hallett has criticised the imminent Big Society Bank, saying it is potentially setting up a system to encourage vulnerable charities to borrow money.
Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, was forced to justify paying staff members salaries of over £80,000 while expecting to make around 30 people redundant, at a Public Administration Select Committee meeting this week.
Our aspirations for the performance of boards in the not-for-profit sector must equal or surpass the calibre of boards in any other sector, says Judith Davey.
Charities’ spend on advertising and campaigning compared with levels of service delivery to beneficiaries has come under sharp scrutiny by the Public Administration Select Committee.