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Voluntary Sector income from government

New data from the 'shrinking sector'

The UK Civil Society Almanac, published by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, shows how life became harder for charities in 2011/12. Andy Hillier reports


Gagging clauses in public service contracts

Contracts that prevent charities from speaking out do not align with government calls for transparency, according to some in the sector. Andy Hillier investigates and Stephen Cook hears why one subcontractor decided to ignore the gag

Former trustee Brian Mullaney was ordered to repay more than £633,000 to Smile Train UK

How Smile Train UK ended up in court

Andy Hillier charts the story of the cleft lip and palate charity, which has been involved in lawsuits after disagreement between its founders


Columnists & Comment

Ally Paget says the link between charity retail and primary activity is essential in an atmosphere of growing hostility

Charities must keep a tight relationship with their shops

Richard Litchfield got it wrong - instead of loosening ties, charities should keep retail close to their heart, writes Ally Paget


By Gove - Nandy is dandy and there's pride in McBride

- It was Tuesday afternoon in New Palace Yard, under the shadow of Big Ben, and the education secretary, Michael Gove, was in a hurry for his next appointment. As he strode towards his limo, he spotted Labour's shadow charities minister, Lisa Nandy, ...

Kevin Curley says equal rights is not a case of 'job done'

Kevin Curley: The law has changed, but the work of LGBT campaigners is far from over

I couldn't be happier about my daughter's same-sex marriage - but widespread culture change will lag behind the new legal status, writes our columnist


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