The House of Commons committee investigating ‘Whitehall’s Relationship with Kids Company’ has published its report, with the official news item headed “The collapse of Kids Company: extraordinary catalogue of failures”.
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee finds that while ultimate responsibility lies with the charity’s “negligent” trustees, Government and regulators such as the Charity Commission must also learn lessons from this failure.
Continue reading Moving charities on from Kids Company fall-out
The Charity Commission has updated a number of its key finance guidance documents for charities in England and Wales
” to show clearly that trustees are ultimately responsible for their charities’ finances, and respond to the need to make sure its guidance reflects the most current challenges facing thousands of charities”.
Continue reading Changed guidance on charity reserves “unhelpful”
A couple of items for Scottish charities.
Water Exemption Scheme
The Scottish Government’s Water Exemption Scheme helped over 7,400 charities and sports clubs with reduced charges in 2015-16. However, charity regulator OSCR is sure there are more charities that can benefit, and also reminds that charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs must reapply each year to the Scheme to retain exemption. Applications have to be in by 31st March.
Continue reading Reporting changes and water charges for Scottish charities
Sector thinktank New Philanthropy Capital has a new report which explains why they think that qualitative research approaches offer real benefits to charities seeking to understand and improve their work.
Qualitative research is focused on what things mean to people.
Continue reading Qualitative research – the secret to service delivery success?
NCVO’s first Public Services news round-up of 2016 covers a variety of topics. These include
- Improving grant funding transparency.
- Localising welfare-to-work – the LGA is calling for local, integrated welfare-to-work provision for people with complex nees.
Continue reading Public services: transparency, data, contracting
The Irish Charities Regulatory Authority has issued a reminder to all charities operating in the Republic that they have until 16th April 2016 to register with them. The deadline was extended last April.
Continue reading Register deadline for Irish charities