29 Oct 2013
The Department for Work and Pensions should use some of the money it has saved on outcome payments in the first year of the Work Programme, to fund new services from specialist providers to help the most disadvantaged jobseekers engage with the Programme, an influential committee of MPs has said.
A drugs charity set up by four former users helps victims of bloodborne viruses without prejudice or judgement
Once the ear is accustomed to the arcane language of parliamentary debate, the Hansard report on the progress of the Charities Bill through the House of Lords makes fascinating reading. It is refreshing that the unelected chamber contains so many notables with such a prehensile grip on the issues facing charities, or at least extremely well briefed by experts.
Big Society indeed. Big bucks for the big players and let the rest of us, operating diligently and frugally, eat dust. I hope this story keeps its legs and congratulate those who continue to dig.
THE CHARITY COMMISSION has published draft guidance on how it will make public benefit checks if proposals in the Charities Bill become law.
SPEAKING AT THE ANNUAL Kingston Smith CHASE charity lecture, Maeve Sherlock, chief executive of the Refugee Council, called for more charity mergers and collaborative working.
THE CHARITY COMMISSION has been urged to get tough on governance by the sector's chief executives. THE CHARITY COMMISSION has been urged to get tough on governance by the sector's chief executives. At an acevo meeting attended by the Charity Commission's new chair, Geraldine Peacock, and chief executive, Andrew Hind, many chief executives stressed the importance of advice from the Commission in recommending and endorsing good practice and suggested that the Commission should take a leading role in promoting the sector's forthcoming code of good practice on governance.