14 May 2015
Charities would suffer from lower incomes if trustees were to be paid, warns VAT specialist Socrates Socratous, commenting on Lord Hodgson's claim last week that payment of trustees was inevitable.
World peace - will it ever be achievable? Niki May Young thinks that because of breakthroughs in social media it may not be such a distant dream after all, at least for a day.
After 30 years of investigating and researching everything from ghosts to UFOs, the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena has been recognised as a professional body by the UK government.
Participation can lead to stress, anxiety and burnout, and ultimately lead to non-participation in the long-term, warns NCVO’s recently released Pathways Through Participation report.
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.
Has society stooped so low that it accepts messages making light of domestic abuse from its high-street retailers? Thankfully not, says Niki May Young, because of the charities that protect our standards.
The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has appointed the Scottish government's head of public service reform and efficiency to take over from Jane Ryder as chief executive upon her departure in October.
Creating a culture of giving and philanthropy in the UK will take "decades, if not generations", according to a report by the Community Foundation for Merseyside, but the sector should avoid knee-jerk reactions to cuts, it warns.
An attempt to clarify the term 'charitable purpose' in the Charities Bill was revoked last night at the Bill's Committee stage first sitting in the House of Lords.