Third sector

  • 7 Nov 14
    Charities’ critics want to curb their campaigning and make the sector pick up the pieces as the state withdraws from service provision. Not quite the Big Society vision it had in mind
  • 16 Oct 14
    Local authorities often offer little or no help to homeless people according to undercover research into council provision across England by from charity Crisis.
  • 3 Sep 14
    Charities in England and Wales have been urged to report all frauds and thefts to the Charity Commission so the true scale and nature of risks facing the sector can be understood.
  • 14 Aug 14
    The Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator have today appointed CIPFA to support updates to the Statement of Recommended Practice that applies across the third sector.
  • 28 Jul 14
    The government has been urged to work more effectively with charities and service users when designing outsourcing contracts to ensure the ‘waste and inefficiency’ of the Work Programme is not...
  • 8 May 14
    The regulator is getting tough with charities in England and Wales that file their accounts late. John Maddocks looks at the importance of transparency and new best practice for trustees due this...
  • 23 Apr 14
    The government’s use of payment-by-result contracts is hindering innovation that could improve public services, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations has warned today
  • A review into the regulation of charity fundraising requested by Scottish Government ministers has been launched by the sector’s umbrella organisation today.
    22 Apr 14
    Too many local authorities fail to treat the voluntary and community sector with honesty and respect. As a result, councils are losing potential allies and solutions to their problems
  • 16 Apr 14
    The government’s welfare reforms are driving a three-fold increase in the number of people who require emergency food aid, a charity has warned.
  • 2 Sep 13
    It’s good that the government wants to encourage more investment in social enterprises. But the plan to introduce a new tax relief raises some difficult questions for the chancellor, the taxman...
  • A review into the regulation of charity fundraising requested by Scottish Government ministers has been launched by the sector’s umbrella organisation today.
    9 Aug 13
    Charity chief executives have been criticised for ‘fat-cat’ salaries in an age of austerity. But it’s down to trustees – not the Charity Commission – to determine...
  • 5 Mar 09
    Proponents of ‘social insurance’ believe it is an answer to the huge policy challenge of caring for elderly people. But there is a fear that the recession might put an end to such radical...

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