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".

New charity promotes mass movement for happiness

Over 4,000 people, and partners in 60 countries have pledged support for a new charity being launched in a bid to create a happier world.

Irene Khan

Irene Khan, who recently received heavy criticism for accepting a £533,103 payoff from Amnesty International's trading arm when she was asked to leave the organisation, has resigned from the board of the Charity Commission.

Cabinet Office offers grants and contracts for European Year of Volunteering

The Office for Civil Society has opened a programme of grants and partnership contracts, totalling almost half a million pounds, for civil society organisations to support the government's Big Society vision as part of the European Year of Volunteering in England this year.

Legal challenge should be the absolute last resort. It is the threat of legal challenge with the procurement regulations that has made councils over-cautious about maximising social value in the first place. We need to work in partnership on this one.

» Bubb: Acevo will take bodies which don't take Social Value Act seriously to court

'Threatening' Cancer Research direct mail campaign banned

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints regarding a recent direct mail advert by Cancer Research UK, finding it to be "threatening" to cancer sufferers, their families, and other vulnerable people.

Two charities breached Data Protection Act, rules ICO

The Information Commissioner’s Office has found two charities in breach of the Data Protection Act after the charities’ unencrypted laptops containing sensitive information were stolen.

Tom Raine Court in Darlington is now closed

Homelessness charity, the 700 Club, is facing a bill of up to £250,000 after an employment tribunal ruled that it must adhere to Tupe regulations after beating the Salvation Army in a  tender bid to provide beds in Darlington.

Caron Bradshaw, chief executive, CFDG

Changes to gift aid, inheritance tax and mileage rates have been welcomed by sector leaders after a Budget announcement hailed as the “best Budget for charities in years”.

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