Charities in today's national news
The Independent Commission on Fees, which is run partly by the education charity the Sutton Trust, says the rise in university tuition fees has led to a "clear drop" in applications from English students.
The charity Fields in Trust says the government should ensure that one of the legacies of the Olympic Games is that people are given recreational spaces in which to hone their sporting talent.
The reformed offenders charity Unlock has expressed concern about an environmental refitting company that is bussing in inmates from an open prison and paying them £3 a day to work in its call centre.
The environmental campaigning body Greenpeace has reacted to the government’s announcement of a 10 per cent reduction in payments for new wind farms by saying the Treasury is "fighting tooth and nail" to oppose a 2030 decarbonisation target.