John Plummer

Scottish government is "tinkering around the edges" with charity law reforms, says SCVO

Scottish government is "tinkering around the edges" with charity law reforms, says SCVO

Chief executive Aileen Campbell has told a Scottish cabinet minister that a more comprehensive review of charity law is needed

Regulator probes charitable foundation set up by businessman

Regulator probes charitable foundation set up by businessman

The Charity Commission is trying to establish whether there are conflicts of interest at the Middleton Foundation, established by Jeremy Middleton and his wife, Catherine

Regulator's spending on main Welsh translator down by 72 per cent in a decade

Regulator's spending on main Welsh translator down by 72 per cent in a decade

The Charity Commission paid the translation service Adral nearly £30,000 in 2009, but that figure has now fallen to less than £9,000

Board replaced and two arrested at RSPCA branch in fraud probe

Board replaced and two arrested at RSPCA branch in fraud probe

The police and Charity Commission are looking into the allegations about the charity's south-east London branch

Regulator to contact charity over £50k payments to chair

Regulator to contact charity over £50k payments to chair

The former education secretary Baroness Estelle Morris has been paid more than £50,000 for consultancy services provided to the Birmingham Education Partnership

Less than a third of charities using new technology effectively to increase giving, report finds

Less than a third of charities using new technology effectively to increase giving, report finds

The claim comes from a survey of more than 450 charity leaders conducted by the Charities Aid Foundation

New game set up to raise funds for air ambulance charity

New game set up to raise funds for air ambulance charity

Wiltshire Air Ambulance hopes Helifun will engage supporters and raise awareness of its work

Clinks urges government to commission charities directly for probation services

Clinks urges government to commission charities directly for probation services

A blog by Jess Mullen, head of policy at the charity, says they should also be funded by grants, rather than contracts

Campbell Robb appointed chief executive of Nacro

Campbell Robb appointed chief executive of Nacro

He will join the social justice charity from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in July, replacing Jacob Tas, who is returning to his native Netherlands to take another post

Charities in Northern Ireland will now have just 30 days to apply for registration

Charities in Northern Ireland will now have just 30 days to apply for registration

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has reduced the timescale from 90 days to streamline the process

Government offers £3m to improve village halls

Government offers £3m to improve village halls

Grants of up to £75,000 are available through the scheme, which is being managed by the rural community support charity Acre

Sally Young to step down as chief executive of Newcastle CVS

Sally Young to step down as chief executive of Newcastle CVS

She says the organisation needs 'a new person with creativity and dynamism'

Volunteering does not guarantee young people jobs, report reminds charities

Volunteering does not guarantee young people jobs, report reminds charities

A new publication warns charities against encouraging young people to volunteer to improve their job prospects

Charities think Brexit will have negative impact, says CAF report

Charities think Brexit will have negative impact, says CAF report

The majority of charity leaders are pessimistic about Brexit and many are already seeing an impact on their organisations

Watch: Holby City star narrates Autistica animation

Watch: Holby City star narrates Autistica animation

Jules Robertson, who is autistic, gives an insight into what the world is like for him and many others

Scottish government offers grants to improve cyber protection

Scottish government offers grants to improve cyber protection

Charities can apply for grants of up to £1,000 in the latest round of funding from the Scottish government's Cyber Essentials fund

Big Issue tests technology to make each magazine resellable

Big Issue tests technology to make each magazine resellable

The periodical now includes a QR code, which can be scanned each time it is passed on

Cancer Research UK says probate fee changes could cost it £600k a year

Cancer Research UK says probate fee changes could cost it £600k a year

But Lucy Frazer, the minister responsible for legal fees, tells the Institute of Fundraising that there will be no substantial impact on any individual beneficiary

DEC's Cyclone Idai appeal raises £27m in a fortnight

DEC's Cyclone Idai appeal raises £27m in a fortnight

The sum includes £4m of matched funding from the UK government

Fifty-nine charities escape sanction by the Information Commissioner's Office

Fifty-nine charities escape sanction by the Information Commissioner's Office

The charities were named last month for breaking Fundraising Preference Service rules, but the ICO has restricted itself to writing to them