Tania Mason is group editor at Civil Society Media.
She has been a journalist for 20-odd years and has specialised in the charity sector since 2003. Her experience has included stints on Third Sector, Marketing and PrintWeek magazines as well as agency work involving court reporting and occasional doorstepping of celebs for the tabloids. She started her career with five years on a daily newspaper in New Zealand before moving to London in 1993.
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The Public Safety Charitable Trust plans to appeal this week’s High Court ruling that it cannot claim rate relief for the 1,500 empty commercial buildings it leases around the country.
Get In, the childhood sports project that Big Society Network’s Social Action Fund grant was supposed to fund, was faltering in quarter one of the grant agreement, yet the Cabinet Office gave Big Society Network a further £98,000 for the project at the end of quarter two, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show.
Julia’s House won the healthcare and medical research category at the 2012 Charity Awards. Part of its success was down to a cutting-edge employee wellbeing programme that dramatically cut staff turnover in a highly stressful environment. Tania Mason reports.
Crime Reduction Initiatives, the £80m-turnover drug and alcohol support charity, is restructuring its operations into two distinct divisions in order to capitalise on the government’s new offender rehabilitation agenda.
I hope I'm not the only person to think that HMRC is far from an ideal vehicle to regulate charities. HMRC's business is to manage the collection of tax and it currently has difficulties even in doing that. The public perception of HMRC is of people who behave like autocrats (we're always right, you're always wrong) and who cannot provide advice effectively.
The prospect of a single charity registration process for both HMRC and the Charity Commission is not far off, Charities Act reviewer Lord Hodgson hinted to a conference audience yesterday.
The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a VSO TV ad because it wrongly implied that all VSO volunteers worked in healthcare and that donations from the appeal would be directed specifically to helping sick babies.
NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington will use a speech today to criticise the leadership of the Charity Commission and warn that it has lost the respect of the sector over the Cup Trust scandal.
PTA-UK, the umbrella body for 13,750 parent-teacher associations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is looking for a new executive director as its CEO David Butler prepares to move across to the new role of part-time executive president.