Rory Poulter


Charity legacy income up by almost 8 per cent over past year

The legacy information company Smee & Ford says the rise has been primarily driven by growth in property values

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Charity set up by sanctioned Russian billionaire able to open Barclays account

The Potanin Foundation’s Charity Commission-appointed interim manager was able to set up the arrangement with the new bank after JPMorgan Chase & Co cut ties

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Esther Rantzen stepping down from Childline after 37 years

The Childline founder has made the announcement after revealing she has stage four cancer

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Staff costs at Barnardo’s up by more than £20m last year

A 5 per cent pay rise plus a one-off cost-of-living payment contributes to the charity recording a £2m deficit in 2022/23

Thousands of charities could face closure due to insecure tenancies, research concludes

The Ethical Property Foundation says many charities have agreements with local authorities that could be ended at little notice

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New group to draw up ‘universal principles’ for charity investment

The Charity Investment Governance Principles project will develop a set of principles for trustees and leaders to use when making decisions about investing charity funds

Janie Oliver

Christian charity reveals next chief

Janie Oliver has been chief financial officer at Stewardship since February 2021

Poverty relief charity given official warning after failing to manage a conflict of interest

Penny Appeal says it has put measures in place to tackle the issues raised by the Charity Commission

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Major aid charity reports record income

The charity puts the rise down to the ‘great generosity’ of its supporters in donating to appeals for a range of humanitarian emergencies across the world

Major autism charity records £5m deficit amid soaring staff and agency costs

The charity says it faces a challenge ‘to recruit and retain sufficient and appropriate staff’

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Marie Curie’s spending up by more than £20m after NHS funding falls

The end-of-life charity recorded a deficit of £8.6m as it increased its spending on its hospices by £4m to account for NHS shortfalls

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Income at YMCA body up by £4m after trading increase

The number of shops operated by YMCA England & Wales rose by 13 last year

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Regulators urge vigilance when donating after more than £2.7m stolen from charities last year

The regulators warn that fraudsters use a variety of scams to trick potential donors

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A quarter of people planning to give less to charity this Christmas

Research from the Big Give shows the effect the cost-of-living crisis is having on people's ability to donate to good causes

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RNLI pledges to act when 'standards fall short' after bullying claims

The Times newspaper reported claims of assault, bullying and misconduct by volunteers at the lifeboats charity

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Grant-maker to replace entire board

The Tudor Trust has been closed to new applications since April last year as it works to become an anti-racist organisation

Community charity discriminated against and unfairly dismissed dyslexic employee, tribunal rules

Management at Marsh Farm Futures were criticised for belittling its former employee and instigating a ‘sham’ redundancy process

Charities could face reducing services to deal with an expected £19bn cut in public spending

Increasingly squeezed departmental budgets and rising costs caused by the uplift to the National Living Wage will put additional pressure on charities, experts warn

Oxfam GB's head office in Oxford

Hundreds of Oxfam GB staff to strike for more than half of December

The union Unite says 500 workers will walk out for 17 days over the course of the next month in a dispute over pay

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Publish accounts of charity amid founder's links to controversial Covid-19 contracts, MSP urges regulator

The Barrowman Foundation is in the process of winding up, meaning any accounts filed would not be available on the Charity Commission's online register