18 Sep 2014
Ciaran Devane, chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, is to leave after seven years as chief executive to head up the British Council.
Sometimes a charity changes its auditor after a number of years of service for reasons of good governance not because of dissatisfaction with the service. It offers a fresh pair of eyes on the audit process and for some, can pay dividends.
The Bank of England continues to base its monetary policy decisions against a backdrop of rising inflation and a fledgling recovery in the UK economy. Although we have seen an acceleration of inflation in the first part of the year underlying price rises relate largely to non-recurring items, primarily the increase in VAT and uplift in energy prices.
The Shaw Trust has won preferred bidder status for 16 Work Choice contracts from the Department of Work and Pensions, missing out on just one that it was shortlisted for.
Basically it looks like the government stuffing public money into their friend's pockets without actually expecting them to do anything for it.
Defra has set up a £1m green fund for charities helping residents of the United Kingdom to live more sustainably.
Blue Sky Development and Regeneration, a social enterprise aimed at reducing the level of re-offending amongst former criminals, has been given £400,000 of unrestricted funding from the Impetus Trust.
A national radio station has raised over £300,000 for a charity that aims to grant wishes to terminally ill children.
The Conservative Party has today released its manifesto for the community and charity sector, which pledges new funding to expand the social enterprise sector, voluntary sector grants to bring together communities and a "Big Society Bank" to invest in civil society.