Readers of our RSS feed or Twitter stream may not have seen our newsletter announcement that the final edition of the latter is currently planned to appear on 8th December. The VoluntaryNews website should continue to exist for some time after that, probably with occasional news updates.
The first Local Charities Day, already trailed by minister for civil society Rob Wilson, is now set to take place on 16th December.
Workplace relations experts Acas have recently produced ‘New to HR – Helpful Acas resources for you‘. This collection of guidance, tools and materials has been developed from customer feedback on what they would have found most helpful when first starting in HR.
The Fundraising Regulator is recruiting a board member to represent Wales.
“The Fundraising Regulator is a voluntary regulatory organisation with approximately 20 permanent staff and a budget of £2 – 2.5 million per year, acquired through a levy on those charitable organisations which have a high expenditure on fundraising activities. It is responsible for self-regulating all types of charitable fundraising and has a universal remit to investigate and adjudicate against all charitable organisations which fundraise, regardless of whether an organisation is registered with it.
The Charity Commission is consulting on proposed updates to its guidance for charities ‘What to do if something goes wrong: reporting serious incidents’. The guidance
aims to help charities identify what to report and when. Listing the most common types of incidents, the guidance explains what should be reported to the Commission (as well as to the police and other regulators). New checklists and a table of examples of what, and what not, to report to the Commission are included.
The gap in the Labour Party’s shadow cabinet covering the civil society brief has new been filled, by Steve Reed, Labour and Co-operative MP for Croydon North.
Northern Ireland’s sector body NICVA has created a web page to “collate relevant articles, statements, and questions relating to the process of the UK leaving the European Union”. The hub will seek to provide information and updates on the many unanswered questions around important EU issues such as rights, environmental protections, employment law and sector funding.