John Plummer

Universities minister says Charity Commission is 'in his sights' on free speech

Universities minister says Charity Commission is 'in his sights' on free speech

Sam Gyimah writes in The Sunday Times that the Office for Students will ensure free speech on campus and the commission should not discourage student unions from hosting controversial speakers

Emails from Scottish government to OSCR reveal concerns about taking tax breaks from private schools

Emails from Scottish government to OSCR reveal concerns about taking tax breaks from private schools

A review recommended last year that fee-paying schools should lose their 80 per cent discount on business rates, but some civil servants believe this could lead to a two-tier charity system

NCVO refuses to endorse statement calling for UK to stay in the single market

NCVO refuses to endorse statement calling for UK to stay in the single market

The infrastructure body's counterparts in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland issued a statement today saying the move would minimise the potential harmful effects of Brexit

Big Society Capital establishes £30m fund for social lenders

Big Society Capital establishes £30m fund for social lenders

The Community Investment Enterprise Facility, managed by Social Investment Scotland, will give out loans of up to £150,000 to community development finance institutions

Social-good technology initiative begins

Social-good technology initiative begins

Social design charity Shift was commissioned to find ways of improving the grant-funding landscape for developing social technology

Hilary McGrady to be next director-general of the National Trust

Hilary McGrady to be next director-general of the National Trust

Promoted from within, she will succeed Helen Ghosh in March next year

Finance watchdog says Salvation Army contract cost has more than doubled

Finance watchdog says Salvation Army contract cost has more than doubled

According to the National Audit Office, a contract the charity has with the Home Office to help victims of modern slavery will be worth more than £90m, having been estimated to cost about £43.2m

Regulator investigates disability charity after complaints that beneficiaries cannot access funds

Regulator investigates disability charity after complaints that beneficiaries cannot access funds

The Charity Commission will be looking into complaints by families of beneficiaries that they have had difficulty communicating with the Darren Wright Foundation and accessing funds raised on their behalf

MPs call for reform to society lottery rules

MPs call for reform to society lottery rules

A Westminster Hall debate yesterday heard repeated calls for bigger draws and prizes to be allowed

Rise in National Lottery profits massively outstrips increase in good-cause cash

Rise in National Lottery profits massively outstrips increase in good-cause cash

A report from the National Audit Office says Camelot profits rose 122 per cent in seven years, with good-cause money up by 2 per cent