John Plummer

NCVO chief writes to regulator to complain about criticism of charities

NCVO chief writes to regulator to complain about criticism of charities

Sir Stuart Etherington has written to Helen Stephenson, chief executive of the Charity Commission, accusing it of over-emphasising failures

Oxfam chief denies he covered up sex scandal in previous job

Oxfam chief denies he covered up sex scandal in previous job

The Mail on Sunday yesterday claimed that a senior figure at the Royal Commonwealth Society, then led by Danny Sriskandarajah, was allowed to 'quietly resign' after it was found he had had encounters with sex workers

Charity chief executive 'diverted' £50k of Comic Relief funds, regulator finds

Charity chief executive 'diverted' £50k of Comic Relief funds, regulator finds

An inquiry report from the Charity Commission concludes the head of the Busoga Association (UK) committed a 'terrible abuse of charity'

Charities struggling to make progress on digital, survey shows

Charities struggling to make progress on digital, survey shows

The Charity Digital Skills Report 2019 shows the sector has gone backwards in some areas over the past year

Charities should appoint leaders for staff wellbeing, report on bullying recommends

Charities should appoint leaders for staff wellbeing, report on bullying recommends

The publication, produced by Acevo and the Centre for Mental Health, includes suggestions for the sector and the Charity Commission

Charity leader Ibegbuna hits out at hair search at Stansted Airport

Charity leader Ibegbuna hits out at hair search at Stansted Airport

Ruth Ibegbuna, director of the Roots Programme, was flying from London Stansted Airport when security staff conducted the search

Postal workers to receive images of missing people as part of charity partnership

Postal workers to receive images of missing people as part of charity partnership

Missing People is to send alerts to handheld devices used by Royal Mail postmen and women in a bid to track down at-risk individuals

George Galloway's Palestine charity 'might not have conducted any charitable activity'

George Galloway's Palestine charity 'might not have conducted any charitable activity'

A report from the Charity Commission is highly critical of Viva Palestina, set up by the former MP in 2009 to finance aid convoys to Gaza

Fundraising Regulator publishes final version of updated code of practice

Fundraising Regulator publishes final version of updated code of practice

It says the revision, which comes into effect in October, contains no new rules or standards, but is simpler and easier to understand than the existing version

London charities urge Chancellor to increase local authority funding

London charities urge Chancellor to increase local authority funding

Thirty voluntary sector organisations have written to Philip Hammond, saying cuts to the public sector have had a knock-on effect on charities

Disabled and BAME communities significantly under-represented in fundraising, IoF research finds

Disabled and BAME communities significantly under-represented in fundraising, IoF research finds

According to Who Isn't in the Room, published by the Institute of Fundraising, only 3 per cent of fundraisers have disabilities, compared with 18 per cent in the wider charity workforce

Jack Petchey Foundation offering funding for youth charity interns

Jack Petchey Foundation offering funding for youth charity interns

The charity is doubling the number of roles it is looking to fund after last year's successful pilot programme

DCMS launches body to help with social impact investment

DCMS launches body to help with social impact investment

The new organisation will help ordinary people to get involved in social investments

Basic Gift Aid mistakes could mean charities are missing out, HMRC and CTG warn

Basic Gift Aid mistakes could mean charities are missing out, HMRC and CTG warn

The government has released a list of the most common mistakes charities make on Gift Aid forms

Charity finance officer steals £171,000 to repay money stolen from previous employers

Charity finance officer steals £171,000 to repay money stolen from previous employers

The Social Impact Group was unaware that Rushna Choudhury had stolen almost £80,000 from the housing association she had worked for in 2013

Barnardo's announces three-year partnership with Ikea UK

Barnardo's announces three-year partnership with Ikea UK

The retailer has made an initial donation of £100,000 and will carry out other fundraising initiatives over the course of the link-up

MPs committee says aid sector has been 'failing miserably' to tackle sexual exploitation

MPs committee says aid sector has been 'failing miserably' to tackle sexual exploitation

A session of the International Development Committee, chaired by Labour's Stephen Twigg, was questioning Frances Longley of Amref Health Africa UK and Tracey Smith, representing private sector suppliers

Number of people giving regularly down for third year running

Number of people giving regularly down for third year running

CAF's UK Giving 2019, published today, says the 'worrying trend' shows 65 per cent gave in 2018, compared with 69 per cent in 2016

Acevo and Voice4Change England launch racial diversity project

Acevo and Voice4Change England launch racial diversity project

It is hoped the scheme will ask BAME charity staff to share their views on how change might be introduced

Mixed response to government decision to keep 1p and 2p coins

Mixed response to government decision to keep 1p and 2p coins

The Institute of Fundraising and the Directory of Social Change welcome the move, but the Charity Finance Group says withdrawing coppers could present opportunities for charities