Tag Archives: Civil Society News

John Tizard: 14 critical questions that charity boards should be asking post-election

John Tizard says charities must think about how to hold the new government to account and has 14 questions to prompt discussion at board level. The start of any new year is the time to reflect and plan for the … Continue reading

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Do more charities need to consider a multi-asset approach to investing?

Investors are exploring a wider range of assets as returns grow harder to come by. Charity Finance convened a panel of experts and Ian Allsop pooled their responses. During certain times the importance of charities maximising the impact that their … Continue reading

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Legacy giving expected to double in 25 years, says report

Donations from legacies to UK charities will be worth twice as much in real terms in 25 years’ time, reaching £10bn by 2045, according to a new report by Legacy Foresight. The report, Giving Tomorrow: Legacy and In-Memory 2045, looks ahead to … Continue reading

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New minister for civil society announced

Baroness Barran has been appointed as minister for civil society within the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Barran, who joined the department last week, has an extensive background in the charity sector. Before entering the House of Lords … Continue reading

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Care charity calls for ‘sector deal’ to end ‘perverse’ commissioning system

Hft has warned that the learning disability sector’s “perverse” commissioning system is in need of an overhaul. A report published today, Improving outcomes, enhancing care, calls on the government to grant a “sector deal” to learning disability providers. It says that … Continue reading

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Date set for Mencap’s landmark sleep-in hearing in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has set a date in February next year to hear an appeal against a landmark ruling made in favour of Mencap. It will hear the latest appeal of the Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake on 12 and … Continue reading

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Civil Society News Update

Social care sector at ‘tipping point’, says charity boss Robert Longley-Cook, chief executive of Hft The social care sector has reached a “tipping point” after increasing financial pressures in recent years, the chief executive of learning disability charity Hft has … Continue reading

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