Andy Ricketts

Commission charging proposals must be accompanied by governance changes, NCVO warns

Commission charging proposals must be accompanied by governance changes, NCVO warns

The umbrella body says any financial contribution by charities should be balanced by changes to the regulator's board appointment processes to 'ensure stronger independence'

Regulator finds serious mismanagement at the Spiritualist Association of Great Britain

Regulator finds serious mismanagement at the Spiritualist Association of Great Britain

The Charity Commission says the organisation sold a London property for far less than it subsequently went for; the charity says it could not have foreseen what would happen in future

Countryside Alliance is refused charitable status

Countryside Alliance is refused charitable status

The Charity Commission decides that, though some of the organisation's purposes are charitable, some are of commercial benefit to those involved in such activities; the alliance is pondering an appeal

Lords call for a more diverse Charity Commission board

Lords call for a more diverse Charity Commission board

The report by the Select Committee on Charities says the regulator 'cannot expect to hold the sector to a higher standard than it is able to achieve itself'

Peers' report says they have 'grave concerns' with charging charities for regulation

Peers' report says they have 'grave concerns' with charging charities for regulation

A report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities makes 42 recommendations on issues affecting the sector, including the Charity Commission, volunteering time off and finance

Image of British Red Cross improved after its comments on the NHS, survey finds

Image of British Red Cross improved after its comments on the NHS, survey finds

Research carried out for Third Sector found that 53 per cent of respondents said they were more likely to support the charity after its chief executive said the NHS was experiencing a 'humanitarian crisis'

Report says half of charities do not have digital strategies

Report says half of charities do not have digital strategies

The Charity Digital Skills Report also says that nearly 60 per cent of respondents to a survey cited lack of skills as the biggest barrier to progressing with digital

Most charity workers negative about Brexit, say early results from Charity Pulse

Most charity workers negative about Brexit, say early results from Charity Pulse

Third Sector's annual survey of sector staff, which is still open, has so far found that three-quarters of respondents felt 'negative' or 'very negative' about the decision to leave the EU

Movers: Shaun Spiers joins the Green Alliance

Movers: Shaun Spiers joins the Green Alliance

Plus: Save the Children's director of marketing goes to Action for Children, Mark Flannagan steps down from Beating Bowel Cancer and Sussex Oakleaf appoints a new chief

Most complained-about charity of 2016 revealed

Most complained-about charity of 2016 revealed

The data has been released after a request was made under the Freedom of Information Act