Liam Kay

Minister promises to extend scope of social value act

Minister promises to extend scope of social value act

David Lidington, Minister for the Cabinet Office, says the act will be strengthened to make providing social value an explicit requirement in commissioning

Refuge changes governance structures after serious incident report

Refuge changes governance structures after serious incident report

The domestic violence charity's report to the Charity Commission brought up concerns about treatment of staff and the behaviour of a senior manager

Fewer charities working in probation since reforms took place, MPs say

Fewer charities working in probation since reforms took place, MPs say

A report on Transforming Rehabilitation by the Justice Select Committee says the failure to involve more charities is of 'deep concern'

Charities 'should have individual codes of ethics'

Charities 'should have individual codes of ethics'

A briefing from the Institute of Business Ethics says such codes should be supported by training, advice lines and whistleblowing processes

Government agrees back-pay bill 'a significant risk' to social care

Government agrees back-pay bill 'a significant risk' to social care

A letter from health secretary Jeremy Hunt to the chair of the health and social care committee says the government is working on a solution

BT fined £77,000 for sending emails promoting charity initiatives

BT fined £77,000 for sending emails promoting charity initiatives

The company sent five million emails to customers promoting three charity initiatives without seeking their consent, according to the Information Commissioner's Office

More than 4,000 council assets sold off each year, says report

More than 4,000 council assets sold off each year, says report

According to Locality's The Great British Sell-Off, most go to private developers, rather than community ownership

Sikh charity facing statutory inquiry by the Charity Commission

Sikh charity facing statutory inquiry by the Charity Commission

The regulator opened an investigation into the Asthan Babe Ke Trust last month amid concerns that the charity has been poorly managed

Hastings Pier sold after charity owner went into administration

Hastings Pier sold after charity owner went into administration

The pier has been sold to the businessman Abid Gulzar for £50,000 by the Hastings Pier Charity

Charities and other bodies urge regulator to help solve sleep-in care crisis

Charities and other bodies urge regulator to help solve sleep-in care crisis

A group of 34 organisations want the Charity Commission to lobby government on a crisis that some say could cost the care secdtor £400m