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Charity trustee jailed for murdering fellow board member

Charity trustee jailed for murdering fellow board member

Jonathan Christopher Stasiuk admitted murdering Gerard White after a number of minor disputes relating to the garden charity Lake Community Gardens

Hospice charity probed for a second time amid fundraising concerns

Hospice charity probed for a second time amid fundraising concerns

But the chief executive of Hospice Aid UK says the new inquiry is based on inaccurate accounts supplied to the regulator and it will be making a complaint

Former trustees who refused to hand over evidence ruled in contempt of court

Former trustees who refused to hand over evidence ruled in contempt of court

Susan and Raymond Wright, formerly trustees of the Darren Wright Foundation, refused to help a statutory inquiry by the Charity Commission

St Mungo's chief executive Howard Sinclair to leave next year

St Mungo's chief executive Howard Sinclair to leave next year

He has been with the homelessness charity since 2014 and intends to take a 'gap year'

Charity Tax Group to collect figures on VAT relief claimed by charities

Charity Tax Group to collect figures on VAT relief claimed by charities

It says this will put the sector in a better position to defend the tax reliefs it currently has

Former charity head admits stealing £250k from pension scheme

Former charity head admits stealing £250k from pension scheme

Patrick McLarry, 71, from Devon, took the money while he was chair and chief executive of Yateley Industries and used it to buy homes in France and Hampshire

NCVO calls on the next government to do more to engage with civil society

NCVO calls on the next government to do more to engage with civil society

The Directory of Social Change and the charity leaders body Acevo have also published their pre-election wishlists

Amnesty International avoids strike because not enough people voted

Amnesty International avoids strike because not enough people voted

A ballot for industrial action fails to reach the participation threshold of at least 50 per cent of union members

NCVO membership up by 7 per cent last year

NCVO membership up by 7 per cent last year

This means the number of members at the umbrella body has more than doubled in the past 10 years

NCVO chief executive takes £25k pay cut

NCVO chief executive takes £25k pay cut

The head of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Karl Wilding, has cut his salary amid a management shake-up

British Lung Foundation and Asthma UK say they want to merge

British Lung Foundation and Asthma UK say they want to merge

The merger could free up £2m a year for spending on research, according to the charities

MSPs urge reform of charity funding by Scottish government

MSPs urge reform of charity funding by Scottish government

A report from the Equalities and Human Rights Committee says an increase in funding would reverse a trend towards job insecurity and shrinkage of essential services delivered by the sector

High Court overturns ban on Extinction Rebellion public protests

High Court overturns ban on Extinction Rebellion public protests

The court ruled that the Met's decision to ban the protests was unlawful because they did not fit the legal definition of "public assembly"

Fourteen charity funders pledge to combat climate change

Fourteen charity funders pledge to combat climate change

The organisations have signed the Funder Commitment, which ensures they distribute money in a way that seeks to combat climate change

Cancer charity to change its name for the second time in four years

Cancer charity to change its name for the second time in four years

The charity rebranded in 2015 but says the name has proved to be confusing to the public and unpopular among staff

Home Fundraising will pay only 1.3p per pound to unsecured creditors

Home Fundraising will pay only 1.3p per pound to unsecured creditors

The latest administrator's report for the collapsed fundraising firm says there are 147 such claims against it, totalling £3.8m

St Mungo's apologises for sharing client information with Home Office without consent

St Mungo's apologises for sharing client information with Home Office without consent

One of the charity's outreach teams carried on sharing information about homeless EU citizens with the Home Office after the organisation changed its policy to prevent this practice

Oxfam posts record income, despite a fall in donations after scandal

Oxfam posts record income, despite a fall in donations after scandal

The charity's accounts to March show an income of £434m, boosted by a trebling of legacy income

Consultation on Charity Governance Code launched

Consultation on Charity Governance Code launched

Running until the end of February, the launch coincides with the start of Trustees' Week

Search starts for advisers to the Sorp Committee

Search starts for advisers to the Sorp Committee

The new stakeholder groups will help inform the next set of accounting rules for the charity sector