10 Sep 2015
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".
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.
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.
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 ?
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.
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.
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.
A coalition of over 100 charities including many of the UK's most influential aid organisations is to launch what is being billed as the largest joint humanitarian campaign in the UK since Make Poverty History.