Andy Ricketts

Save the Children offers up to three months' parental leave to all staff on full pay

Save the Children offers up to three months' parental leave to all staff on full pay

The policy is believed to be the most generous such arrangement among UK charities

Give voluntary organisations a clearer role in emergencies, says British Red Cross

Give voluntary organisations a clearer role in emergencies, says British Red Cross

A report published today by the charity says legislation should be amended to beef up the role of charities and community groups

Charity leaders call on parties to amend campaigning rules

Charity leaders call on parties to amend campaigning rules

Signed by 18 representatives of charities, the letter says the lobbying act should be revised and grant and contract agreements should not contain anti-lobbying clauses

Children in Need raises £47.9m on the night - £3m down on last year

Children in Need raises £47.9m on the night - £3m down on last year

The fundraising event was unable to match the record on-the-night total of £50.6m raised last year

Emergency hospice appeal raises almost half a million pounds in four months

Emergency hospice appeal raises almost half a million pounds in four months

Acorns Children's Hospice is bidding to raise £2m over four years to secure the long-term future of one of its hospices

Craig Bennett to depart Friends of the Earth

Craig Bennett to depart Friends of the Earth

The chief executive will take up the same role at The Wildlife Trusts in April next year

British Heart Foundation appoints former director as its next chief executive

British Heart Foundation appoints former director as its next chief executive

Charmaine Griffiths previously spent more than 12 years at the charity in a variety of roles

Comic Relief appoints former trustee as its new chief executive

Comic Relief appoints former trustee as its new chief executive

Alex Reid has stepped down from the charity's board in order to take up the role

Build Africa becomes part of Street Child

Build Africa becomes part of Street Child

The international development charity is the third children's organisation in the past 18 months to merge into Street Child

Consumers' Association appoints former commission chief as chair

Consumers' Association appoints former commission chief as chair

Sam Younger will take up the role at the charity behind the Which? brand on 1 January

Nick Roseveare appointed interim executive director at Unicef UK

Nick Roseveare appointed interim executive director at Unicef UK

The experienced charity leader temporarily replaces Mike Penrose, who is leaving to pursue personal projects

Charities minister promises 'an effective commissioning and funding environment'

Charities minister promises 'an effective commissioning and funding environment'

A policy paper from the Minister for Civil Society, Baroness Barran, outlines how she intends to implement the government's Civil Society Strategy

Scope chair steps down because of ill health

Scope chair steps down because of ill health

Andrew McDonald has been a key figure in the transformation of the charity in recent years

Chair of Stagecoach donates £100m-worth of shares to charitable trust

Chair of Stagecoach donates £100m-worth of shares to charitable trust

The transport company's Sir Brian Souter has given the shares to the Souter Charitable Trust, which he set up with his wife Elizabeth

British Heart Foundation chief calls for the sector to rethink its approach to accountability

British Heart Foundation chief calls for the sector to rethink its approach to accountability

Simon Gillespie says charities need to employ more effective mechanisms to convince people of their overall impact

Support charity Ypeople appoints new chief executive

Support charity Ypeople appoints new chief executive

Janet Haugh will succeed Joe Connolly, who is retiring after 12 years in the role

NCVO cautions against potentially 'burdensome' equality legislation for volunteers

NCVO cautions against potentially 'burdensome' equality legislation for volunteers

The umbrella body says allowing volunteers to take charities to employment tribunals "doesn't take account of the sector's existing good practice"

Inquiry into charity unable to account for all of its collection tins

Inquiry into charity unable to account for all of its collection tins

The Charity Commission has concerns about financial management at the Human Care Hands Foundation UK

Extinction Rebellion leaders distance themselves from Tube protesters

Extinction Rebellion leaders distance themselves from Tube protesters

A small group of climate change activists incurred the wrath of angry commuters after attempting to disrupt Tube services in London

Regulator removes 28 double-defaulting charities from its register

Regulator removes 28 double-defaulting charities from its register

The Charity Commission has updated the situation with it class inquiry, begun in 2013, into a group of charities that had failed to file annual documents for two or more of the previous five years