Muslim charities: A question of identity

Muslim charities: A question of identity

Charities associated with Islam have suffered from a poor image recently, but what exactly is a 'Muslim charity'? Sam Burne James canvasses opinion; Charity Commission chair William Shawcross gives his view and we meet the founder of Islamic Relief

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Celia Richardson rounds up the biggest social enterprise news, including Russell Brand's charitable venture

Celia Richardson rounds up the biggest social enterprise news, including Russell Brand's charitable venture

Plus: A call to educate politicians about the difference between social enterprise and charity and a consortium for organisations that want to win public service contracts

Legal Update: Law Commission's charity law reform project moves forward

Legal Update: Law Commission's charity law reform project moves forward

Plus: A tougher approach on conflicts of interest, new developments for charities in Northern Ireland and Scotland and the Charity Commission website has moved, writes Adrian Pashley

Kate Rogers: Behind the better GDP lies a bleaker future for many

Kate Rogers: Behind the better GDP lies a bleaker future for many

An economic recovery that has seen increases in asset values coupled with rising inequality does not make for a healthy, functioning society, writes our columnist

FD in Five Minutes: Kate McLeod of Mencap

FD in Five Minutes: Kate McLeod of Mencap

The chief financial officer at the learning disability charity says it is important to make sure the finance team are engaging with the cause and enjoying themselves

Case Study: What's it like to operate a whistleblowers helpline?

Case Study: What's it like to operate a whistleblowers helpline?

Carole Godding of Mencap tells Annette Rawstrone that all charities would benefit from offering this service

Tara McInnes: Beware the changes to inheritance laws

Tara McInnes: Beware the changes to inheritance laws

New legislation could have a negative effect on charities' legacy income in some cases, says the legal expert

Charles Kenyon's Country Diary: For farmers, life is hard - but there is help at hand

Charles Kenyon's Country Diary: For farmers, life is hard - but there is help at hand

Self-employed farmers and lone workers have to cope with many of the challenges of modern life without having access to the technology, writes our columnist

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