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The Charity Commission's revised guidance will give trustees assurance, lawyers say

Restricting judicial review

Restricting judicial review

Changes to judicial review will harm campaigning charities, lawyers such as Melanie Carter have warned

Analysis: Commission scraps the summary information return

Analysis: Commission scraps the summary information return

Other changes are publication of FRSB membership and trustee payment: the latter is welcomed by John Gladwin, chair of the new Association of Chairs

Charities should review implications of the Freedom of Information Act, lawyer says

Charities should review implications of the Freedom of Information Act, lawyer says

Alison Paines of Withers solicitors says a case in the Supreme Court this week highlights how sensitive information might be made public

Law Commission's charity law review will include mixed-purpose investment

Law Commission's charity law review will include mixed-purpose investment

Professor Elizabeth Cooke, in charge of the charity law project, says the review will establish whether existing law is clear enough for trustees

Charity Commission to scrap the summary information return in 2014

Charity Commission to scrap the summary information return in 2014

It will also display information about payment of trustees and FRSB membership on its online register; head of policy Jane Hobson promises guidance in January

Association of Chairs launched

Association of Chairs launched

First membership body for the chairs of charities will champion their role and develop best practice

NCVO has led over-reaction to lobbying bill, says Conservative MP

NCVO has led over-reaction to lobbying bill, says Conservative MP

Sir Peter Bottomley, a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Civil Society and Volunteering, also criticises charities that ask their supporters to email him

CSV promotes its annual volunteering campaign on 'Boris bikes'

CSV promotes its annual volunteering campaign on 'Boris bikes'

The bank Barclays has donated branding space on 2,000 bicycles in London to the charity for its campaign, supported by the record producer Pete Waterman

Charity forced to close after false rape accusation against chief executive

Charity forced to close after false rape accusation against chief executive

Rainbow Rooms UK, which supports gay people in Wiltshire, goes into liquidation after financial and reputational damage incurred by the allegation