Policy and politics

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Charity commission head urged to mediate in row over care workers' pay
Charity alliance warns back pay bill for sleep-in shifts poses ‘biggest threat to social care any of us has seen’

David Brindle

18, Jun, 2018 @7:15 AM

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Charity Commission reform vital for civil society strategy to work | Nathan Yeowell
The government’s plan could have a massive, positive impact on the sector, but we must be honest about what’s needed

Nathan Yeowell

25, May, 2018 @8:33 AM

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Loneliness is finally being recognised as a risk to health. But this is just the start | Laura Alcock-Ferguson
Everything from transport to leisure can be used to tackle loneliness but we need action from minister Tracey Crouch now

Laura Alcock-Ferguson

27, Feb, 2018 @7:23 AM

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Sucking up to government comes at a real cost to charities | Asheem Singh
Outrage over Esther McVey’s position with the Samaritans highlights the tricky balance of partnering with government to do good

Asheem Singh

01, Feb, 2018 @7:33 AM

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This men-only charity gala is a stain on the sector | Daniel Fluskey
Charities must face up to and confront any such behaviour in the name of fundraising, and be prepared to refuse donations collected by odious means

Daniel Fluskey

24, Jan, 2018 @12:37 PM

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After Carillion, social enterprises must take charge of public services | Asheem Singh
The greed of private firms has put the UK’s most vulnerable in jeopardy. It’s time the government prioritises organisations with the public’s wellbeing in mind

Asheem Singh

18, Jan, 2018 @7:21 AM

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The Lobbying Act is stifling charity campaigners. It doesn't have to
Despite efforts to amend the law, the act isn’t going anywhere. Charities can avoid falling foul of the guidelines by following five simple rules

Simon Francis

17, Jan, 2018 @11:08 AM

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Ending domestic violence is seen as a luxury. Just like tampons
Government criteria for the £15m tampon tax fund leaves many charities unable to bid for the cash and demonstrates a wilful ignorance of the sector

Ellie Hutchinson

14, Dec, 2017 @7:06 AM

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UK charities will lose £258m of EU money after Brexit. Where's the plan?
Organisations running vital projects in international development, research and natural conservation stand to be hit hardest

Daniel Ferrell-Schweppenstedde

07, Dec, 2017 @7:23 AM

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Charities are asking interns to work 252 hours unpaid. That's a scandal | Leon Ward
Internships are not volunteering opportunities and charities do not have a universal right to unpaid talent. There are many more moral solutions

Leon Ward

30, Nov, 2017 @7:19 AM

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Should charities accept contrition cash from dubious donors? Beth Breeze
It’s a debate that has long polarised the sector. Weighing up the pros and cons of taking donations from dubious sources is no easy task

Beth Breeze

24, Nov, 2017 @7:11 AM

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Charities are still not honest enough about their social impact
Charities can say whatever they like when it comes to achieving social change. At Street League, we want to show whether we have really helped young people

Matt Stevenson-Dodd

09, Nov, 2017 @7:17 AM

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