Stephen Cook

Editor, Third Sector
Royal Albert Hall says it needs more time for constitutional review

Royal Albert Hall says it needs more time for constitutional review

It says it can't be finalised for its annual meeting in May and blames the delays on the Charity Commission and critical media stories

Book Review: The complex, tricky life of philanthropy

Book Review: The complex, tricky life of philanthropy

The Philanthropy Reader, edited by Michael Moody and Beth Breeze, includes contributions from 100 authors

Stepping up the pace: the plan for footie fan health

Stepping up the pace: the plan for footie fan health

London football club foundations have piloted fanActiv, a scheme to improve the health of fans

A battle royal at the Albert Hall

A battle royal at the Albert Hall

The long-running dispute between the iconic music venue and the Charity Commission has taken another twist this week. Stephen Cook reports

Royal Albert Hall takes issue with Shawcross interview

Royal Albert Hall takes issue with Shawcross interview

The charity is upset that a newspaper article based on an interview with the Charity Commission chair says it is facing a statutory inquiry

Stephen Cook: A challenging week in the world of Acevo

Stephen Cook: A challenging week in the world of Acevo

The chief executives body is at a difficult crossroads and faces tough choices ahead, writes Third Sector's contributing editor

Relocation of the Office for Civil Society offers 'great opportunities', says minister

Relocation of the Office for Civil Society offers 'great opportunities', says minister

Rob Wilson, the Minister for Civil Society, says the sector should not be worried about the move to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Regulator expected to discuss complaint about Royal Albert Hall

Regulator expected to discuss complaint about Royal Albert Hall

A former president of the hall maintains that the charity does not comply with charity accounting standards

It's time to shed the hair shirt

It's time to shed the hair shirt

Lesley-Anne Alexander, who is leaving the RNIB after 12 years in charge, tells Stephen Cook why the sector should not let itself be bullied

Number of seats owned by members of the Albert Hall's council revealed

Number of seats owned by members of the Albert Hall's council revealed

The Charity Commission is concerned that council members will 'prefer their own interests to those of the charity' and is urging reform