Niki May Young

Niki May Young

Niki May Young was employed by Civil Society Media as website editor from March 2010 until July 2013.

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Peter Pack, Amnesty International IEC chairman

A full and frank explanation of the reasoning behind Amnesty International's pay-off packages to Irene Khan and Kate Gilmore has been given by the organisation's international executive committee (IEC) chairman, Peter Pack, in which he describes the payment to Khan of over £533,000 as the "least-worst option".

York Minster

The Church of England has written to the Chancellor to request an exemption for places of worship in the extension of VAT to alterations in listed buildings, claiming the Budget measure could cost the Church up to £20m per year.

Tom Henderson has been dismissed as CEO of Shelterbox, the charity he founded

The board of disaster relief charity ShelterBox has removed founding CEO Tom Henderson from his position with immediate effect.

Charity Commission suffers tirade of abuse in Commons debate on religion

Nick Hurd was forced to defend the Charity Commission yesterday following a barrage of criticism from MPs in relation to its handling of religious organisations in the registration process.

Few charities start claiming gift aid as soon as they are founded. To get 3 unblemished years, a charity has to have been going for at least 4 years, so why not make it easier all round and say that GASDS is available only to charities that have been running for 5 years and have not been convicted/penalised for fraud ?

» Gift aid small donation scheme is no gift for small charities

Cabinet Office appoints new Charity Commission board

The Cabinet Office has announced the six new board members of the Charity Commission that will replace the current governance team at the regulator serving under William Shawcross as chair.

Haroun Atallah, FD of Islamic Relief (left) with FCO ambassador to France, Peter Ricketts. Image credit: FCO

Islamic Relief has recently had its bank account closed by UBS, and is under constant scrutiny by other banks due to nervousness about counter-terrorist regulations, the charity's director of finance told an audience of international charity regulators yesterday.

Fundraising agency Tag Campaigns placed into administration

Tag Campaigns Ltd has been placed into voluntary administration by its directors, blaming an over-investment in innovative products for its clients, coinciding with an onslaught of negative publicity.

Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder, Kids Company

Kids Company, which supports 17,000 young people in London every year, has launched an urgent appeal for funding to expand, in the face of research which shows that up to one million children could be living in vulnerable families in the UK by 2015.

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