Labour would make fee-charging schools support state counterparts or lose business rate relief

Labour would make fee-charging schools support state counterparts or lose business rate relief

Tristram Hunt, the shadow education secretary, says that private schools - most of which are registered charities - would receive the relief only if they met minimum standards of partnership

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Stephen Pidgeon: Good fundraisers need training to be good managers

Stephen Pidgeon: Good fundraisers need training to be good managers

It's madness that people are promoted from within or brought in from outside without being given the right guidance about how to make the transition, writes our columnist

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Communications update: Vicky Browning on Sightsavers' A Million Miracles campaign

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Alex Bryce: How we got funding to look after sex workers

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Celia Richardson rounds up the biggest social enterprise news, including social trading initiatives

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Kate Rogers: A starter kit for beginners in the investment world

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Angela White: 'We had to rethink what a 21st-century CVS does'

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