John Plummer

Charities to share £20,000 found in safe at a scrapyard

Charities to share £20,000 found in safe at a scrapyard

St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich and East Anglia's Children's Hospices will benefit from the find

Charities can no longer 'assume legitimacy' in the eyes of the public, commission chair says

Charities can no longer 'assume legitimacy' in the eyes of the public, commission chair says

Baroness Stowell says charities must demonstrate they take the public seriously if trust in the sector is to be improved

Christian Aid plans to close all regional offices in England

Christian Aid plans to close all regional offices in England

The charity also intends to withdraw from 12 countries as part of plans to save £7m a year

RSPCA staff could strike in February over proposed conditions

RSPCA staff could strike in February over proposed conditions

In an indicative ballot by Unite of its members at the charity, 88 per cent said they were prepared to take industrial action over changes that would include a performance-related pay scheme

RNIB Group has made nearly 500 redundant in past two years as it rebalances the books

RNIB Group has made nearly 500 redundant in past two years as it rebalances the books

The charity's accounts for the year to 31 March show it incurred redundancy and termination costs of £0.9m on 269 staff in the past year, with a similar figure for 210 staff in 2017/18

Civil society monitor says activism is increasingly being repressed

Civil society monitor says activism is increasingly being repressed

An annual report on civil freedoms by Civicus continues to rate the UK as 'narrowed', the second-highest of five rankings

Disability charity criticised for appointing chief executive who praised Ukip

Disability charity criticised for appointing chief executive who praised Ukip

Katie Ghose was named chief of Kids in September, but a service user has written to the charity urging it to reconsider the appointment

WWF-UK launches digital subscription service

WWF-UK launches digital subscription service

People that sign up the Amazing Planet scheme will receive monthly print literature including information and activities about the natural world, plus access to an app that augments the service

Secretary general of Amnesty International quits due to ill health

Secretary general of Amnesty International quits due to ill health

Kumi Naidoo, who joined the charity 16 months ago, is stepping down because a pre-existing medical condition has worsened

Action for Children opens 'Secret Santa' pop-up store

Action for Children opens 'Secret Santa' pop-up store

The store, donated for free by the property company CBRE, will run until 18 December

People's Postcode Lottery breaks the £500m barrier

People's Postcode Lottery breaks the £500m barrier

The organisation announces that it has raised half a billion pounds for good causes since it was launched fourteen years ago

The Big Hire: Edel Harris, chief executive of the learning disability charity Mencap

The Big Hire: Edel Harris, chief executive of the learning disability charity Mencap

'The social care sector needs transformation. Mencap provides a very strong voice and a big stage on which to inspire change'

Union describes RSPCA pay plans as among the 'most aggressive' proposals ever

Union describes RSPCA pay plans as among the 'most aggressive' proposals ever

In an open letter to the charity's chief executive, Unite criticises the RSPCA's attitude to pay and conditions and an alleged culture of bullying and harassment at senior levels of the organisation

New LGBT+ charter launched by Manchester Pride

New LGBT+ charter launched by Manchester Pride

The charter, which aims to create a consistent approach to diversity and inclusion across Greater Manchester, will be extended nationally next year

Martin Brookes appointed chief executive of London Plus

Martin Brookes appointed chief executive of London Plus

The former chief executive of NPC will take over next month