David Ainsworth

Senior reporter
Interview: Lynne Berry

Interview: Lynne Berry

The chair of the Commission on Ageing and the Voluntary Sector says charities should think carefully about the rising age of their workforce, beneficiaries and volunteers

The year in policy and politics: 2013

The year in policy and politics: 2013

The main developments of the past twelve months included the lobbying bill, a parliamentary select committee mauling of the Charity Commission and a debate by MPs on the charitable nature of religious groups

The year in finance: 2013

The year in finance: 2013

The main developments of the past twelve months included the revelations about the tax avoidance scheme the Cup Trust, the introduction of the online Gift Aid system and warnings about a 'pensions time bomb'

Locality chief executive plans to step down

Locality chief executive plans to step down

Steve Wyler will leave the membership body for community organisations when a successor has been recruited

Charity Commission has investigated 13 charities with similarities to the Cup Trust, report reveals

Charity Commission has investigated 13 charities with similarities to the Cup Trust, report reveals

Sam Younger, the commission's chief executive, says it is taking a tougher approach to tackling financial abuse and non-compliance by charities

Analysis: is it realistic to demand ethical screening of charity investments?

Analysis: is it realistic to demand ethical screening of charity investments?

Comic Relief has been found by the BBC Panorama programme to be investing millions in companies that produce arms, alcohol and tobacco

Government proposes changes to the planned social investment tax relief

Government proposes changes to the planned social investment tax relief

Jane Tully of the Charity Finance Group says the amendments, due to be introduced in the Finance Bill 2014, are a step in the right direction

Government to allow community interest companies to pay more to investors

Government to allow community interest companies to pay more to investors

Stephen Lloyd of the law firm Bates Wells Braithwaite welcomes the proposed changes, which follow a consultation

Comic Relief to review its investment policy after criticism over arms, alcohol and tobacco links

Comic Relief to review its investment policy after criticism over arms, alcohol and tobacco links

Kevin Cahill, its chief executive, says the Charity Commission had confirmed that the policy was 'acceptable', but the charity would seek more clarity on the matter

Comic Relief invested millions in companies contrary to its mission, TV report alleges

Comic Relief invested millions in companies contrary to its mission, TV report alleges

The BBC's Panorama programme, to be broadcast this evening, claims that the charity invested in alcohol, tobacco and arms companies