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A turbulent end to The Body Shop Foundation

A turbulent end to The Body Shop Foundation

A dispute between the cosmetics firm and its associated foundation led ultimately to the closure of the charity

Kate Sayer: What trustees should look out for as austerity holds sway

Kate Sayer: What trustees should look out for as austerity holds sway

Our columnist gives six tips on keeping finances in order

Stephen Pidgeon: The new regulator should be merged with the ASA

Stephen Pidgeon: The new regulator should be merged with the ASA

Executives have produced a system that could actually work but it will not be good value for money, argues our columnist

How to get staff and employers on board

How to get staff and employers on board

Charity trustee boards are too often male, pale and stale, but the workplace can act as a route towards trusteeship

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Legal Diary: Don't drop this guide to charity law on your foot

Legal Diary: Don't drop this guide to charity law on your foot

The Charities Acts Handbook is a hefty tome for the sector to digest

How Amnesty bounced back from annus horribilis

How Amnesty bounced back from annus horribilis

The human rights organisation has engaged more of its members in its decision-making processes

Peter Stanford: Are our checks and balances working properly?

Peter Stanford: Are our checks and balances working properly?

The essential flow of power backwards and forwards is missing from the relationship between the Charity Commission and the sector, writes our columnist

Legal Diary: When will the regulator use its new-found power?

Legal Diary: When will the regulator use its new-found power?

The Charity Commission was granted new powers by the Charities (Protection and Social Enterprise) Act last year

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Charity Law

Legal Diary: Grant-giving guidance expected later this year

Legal Diary: Grant-giving guidance expected later this year

Plus: Charity tribunal fees and quotes for William Shawcross

Legal Diary: The risk of challenging the regulator

Legal Diary: The risk of challenging the regulator

Plus: Flouting the hunting ban

Analysis: When charities start taking the law into their own hands

Analysis: When charities start taking the law into their own hands

Charities bringing private prosecutions is nothing new but could cuts to government budgets lead to more of them taking action, asks Rebecca Cooney

Rob Posgate: Fundraising report has put trustees on the spot

Rob Posgate: Fundraising report has put trustees on the spot

Sir Stuart Etherington's review means trustees should consider reviewing their fundraising strategies straight away, our legal commentator concludes

Legal Update: Charities bill reaches grand committee stage

Legal Update: Charities bill reaches grand committee stage

Plus: NI decision on housing society; and tribunal rules on timeframes

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