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Major charity trials sharing interview questions with job applicants in advance

The charity says it hopes the policy, which is being used by a number of other charities, will become standard practice from April next year

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St John Ambulance struggling with staff and volunteer retention, accounts indicate

The first aid charity, which faced bullying claims in 2021, says the Covid-19 pandemic has affected volunteers and paid staff

Abolishing inheritance tax could harm charities’ legacy income, sector body warns

The idea has been mooted by a group of Conservative MPs

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Former youth charity winds up owing more than £2m to creditors

The organisation fell into administration after an acrimonious dispute with the National Citizen Service Trust

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Regulator clears foundation set up by UK’s second-richest man

The Charity Commission had been examining concerns about millions of pounds spent on building a skiing chalet in France

NGOs failing at challenging racist government policies, event hears

They are ‘far cries from the organic, democratic organisations that we need to build up to confront the government’, says the racial justice director at Amnesty International UK

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Regulator prepares for ‘significant change’ to its online filing system

The Charity Commission’s new digital service will go live next week

Fundraising at the Great North Run

Retailer raises £5m for hospice charity in just over a year

Morrisons says it hopes its partnership with Together for Short Lives will generate more than £10m for the charity by October next year

Stuart Dean

Leonard Cheshire hires new finance chief to continue turnaround plan

The disability charity has been implementing measures to strengthen its financial position and previously warned that in a ‘severe but plausible’ scenario it could go bust within a few years

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Donation amounts from millionaires down by two-thirds last quarter

Researchers say it follows a large spike in giving driven by the cost-of-living crisis

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Citizens Advice staff to take four days of strike action

The union says staff at Hull and East Riding Citizens Advice had already faced a real terms pay cut of 27 per cent over the past 10 years

Edel Harris

Mencap boss to step down

Edel Harris will leave the charity next month after just over three and a half years in post

Charity Commission

Commission probes two connected charities amid blank cheque concerns

The Charity Commission says it has ‘significant concerns’ there has been poor financial management at the organisations, which share the same three trustees

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Augmented reality and AI are the future of mass participation fundraising events, report predicts

Charities will need to deliver better digital experiences in the coming years due to high expectations from supporters for a ‘quick, easy and seamless experience’, the publication says

Julie Davis

Sight-loss charity reveals next chief executive

Julie Davis will join the Royal Society for Blind Children in October


Government’s £76m emergency funding pot opens to applications

It is part of more than £100m of funds announced for charities in the Budget earlier this year

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Talks agreed in bid to end long-running strike at St Mungo’s

Members of Unite the Union first walked out on 27 June

Michelle Alston

Military charity reveals next chief executive

Michelle Alston will join the Forces in Mind Trust in October

Mary McGrath

Longstanding charity chief to become its chair

Mary McGrath has been with the organisation for the past decade