Liam Kay

Lord Hodgson disappointed his lobbying act recommendations will be ignored

Lord Hodgson disappointed his lobbying act recommendations will be ignored

The Conservative peer says the decision risks more confusion occurring at election times

Government to reject Lord Hodgson's proposals to reform the lobbying act

Government to reject Lord Hodgson's proposals to reform the lobbying act

The decision not to review the act is described as 'deplorable' and 'unacceptable' by charity sector bodies

Legislation to enable quick conversion to CIO status put before parliament

Legislation to enable quick conversion to CIO status put before parliament

It will allow community interest companies and charities with company structures to quickly convert into charitable incorporated organisations

Law Commission puts forward a raft of changes to charity law

Law Commission puts forward a raft of changes to charity law

Proposals include removing the legal barriers to charities merging and helping them amend their governing documents more easily

'Chairs are a catalyst either for good or ill'

'Chairs are a catalyst either for good or ill'

Four years after the Association of Chairs was launched, executive director Ros Oakley believes the organisation has filled a long-standing niche in sector representation

Church donors complain to commission after investigation costs allegedly exceed £150,000

Church donors complain to commission after investigation costs allegedly exceed £150,000

Members of the Rhema Church London say they were told that the interim manager's investigation into the charity's financial management would take three months and cost about £24,000

Government says policy pledge on private schools has not been dropped

Government says policy pledge on private schools has not been dropped

The Department for Education describes as 'speculation' a Times story saying the government has backed down on plans to remove charitable status from private schools that don't help state-run counterparts

Some charities 'don't buy into' revealing senior executive pay, says chair of steering group

Some charities 'don't buy into' revealing senior executive pay, says chair of steering group

Rosie Chapman, who chairs the charity governance code steering group, told MPs in a personal capacity that the 'sunshine is the strongest disinfectant' argument doesn't wash with some charities

Send a Cow and Emerge Poverty Free have merged

Send a Cow and Emerge Poverty Free have merged

But the anti-poverty charities will remain registered as independent organisations and retain separate trustee boards

Mike Ashley reappointed to Charity Commission board

Mike Ashley reappointed to Charity Commission board

The finance professional, first appointed in 2014, will serve an additional year on the board until October next year