A set of news feeds and links to good governance, good practice and policy updates – for any reader active and interested in the UK Third Sector – constantly updated…
- Press release: Watchdog finds “serious misconduct and/or mismanagement” at hospice charity that spent less than 6% on charitable activitiesby HM Government on 31st March 2023 at 10:00 am
Charity Commission publishes report of second inquiry into Hospice Aid UK.
- Decision: Charity Inquiry: Hospice Aid UKby HM Government on 31st March 2023 at 9:55 am
Charity Commission Inquiry into Hospice Aid UK (registered charity number 1092575).
- Press release: Inquiry into London-based evangelical church finds charity spent funds on gym memberships and other personal expenses, including over £95,000 on overseas tripsby HM Government on 30th March 2023 at 9:17 am
The Charity Commission has published findings of its inquiry into Rhema Church London which found serious misconduct and/or mismanagement had occurred.
- Decision: Charity Inquiry: Rhema Church Londonby HM Government on 30th March 2023 at 9:10 am
Charity Commission Inquiry into Rhema Church London – formerly a registered charity.
- Guidance: Manage financial difficulties in your charity arising from cost of living pressuresby HM Government on 23rd March 2023 at 12:03 pm
Guidance about cost of living related financial difficulties in charities.
The Information Commissioner’s Office
- Balancing people’s privacy rights with the need to prevent crimeon 30th March 2023 at 4:27 pm
A blog by Stephen Bonner, Deputy Commissioner – Regulatory Supervision.
- “A crucial learning experience.” – ICO calls for highest standards in HIV services after NHS Highland reprimandon 30th March 2023 at 8:00 am
The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued a reprimand to NHS Highland for a “serious breach of trust” after a data breach involving those likely to be accessing HIV services.
- ICO statement on the High Court ruling about the immigration exemption in the Data Protection Act 2018on 29th March 2023 at 1:36 pm
The High Court has ruled that the immigration exemption in the Data Protection Act 2018, as currently drafted, is still unlawful and must be made clearer.
- Director’s Update – celebrating success and challenging ourselves for the futureon 28th March 2023 at 9:31 am
A blog post from Warren Seddon, Director of FOI and Transparency.
- ICO to prioritise Freedom of Information complaints with significant public intereston 28th March 2023 at 9:30 am
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced a new approach to prioritise complaints made under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) where there is significant public interest.
News from the UK National Cyber Security Centre
NCSC Guidance Feed This includes feeds from guidance
- Zero trust: building a mixed estateon 27th February 2023 at 12:00 am
Two ways organisations can enable access and maintain the security benefits of zero trust even when parts of the infrastructure can’t implement the zero trust principles.
- Mapping your supply chainon 16th February 2023 at 12:00 am
How organisations can map their supply chain dependencies, so that risks in the supply chain can be better understood and managed.
- Authentication methods: choosing the right typeon 20th September 2022 at 11:00 pm
Recommended authentication models for organisations looking to move ‘beyond passwords’.
- Takedown: removing malicious content to protect your brandon 20th September 2022 at 11:00 pm
How to protect your brand from being exploited online.
- Maintaining a sustainable strengthened cyber security postureon 4th July 2022 at 11:00 pm
How organisations can avoid staff burnout during an extended period of heightened cyber threat.
Charities | The Guardian Latest news and features from theguardian.com, the world’s leading liberal voice
- Is Oxfam’s language guide taking sides in the culture war? | Lettersby Guardian Staff on 31st March 2023 at 5:12 pm
Readers respond to the charity’s publication of a guide to inclusive language I applauded Oxfam’s new language guide, sharing it with my networks online and with colleagues working on power shifting and decolonising aid in our sector, who agreed it is excellent and should be used by all. I was not shocked when I read the opinion piece by the chief executive of Oxfam GB, Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah (Oxfam’s job is to end poverty – we refuse to be distracted by the toxic culture wars, 21 March), as there will always be people who get their knickers in a twist over their so-called pride in being white/British/cisgender/heterosexual/relatively wealthy/able bodied etc. Continue reading…
- Third sector in Scotland calls on Humza Yousaf to swap rhetoric for actionby Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent on 30th March 2023 at 4:29 pm
Exclusive: End headline-grabbing policymaking on social justice, equality and poverty eradication, say charities Senior figures across civic Scotland have called on Humza Yousaf to bridge the delivery gap between progressive rhetoric and the reality of policy implementation that they say characterised the Sturgeon era. Speaking exclusively to the Guardian on and off the record, third sector leaders called for the new first minister to move away from headline-grabbing initiatives towards a systemic approach to policymaking on social justice, equality and poverty eradication. Continue reading…
- Oxfam’s job is to end poverty – we refuse to be distracted by the toxic culture wars | Dhananjayan Sriskandarajahby Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah on 21st March 2023 at 10:00 am
Charities should be open to fair criticism, but the reaction to our inclusive language guide was offensive and divisive Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah is the chief executive of Oxfam GB Last week, we updated Oxfam’s inclusive language guide, an internal document intended to help our staff speak about our work. The guide explores the role of language in tackling poverty and the words we choose to use when talking about, for example, gender, migration, race and disability. Like many other progressive organisations taking this approach, we faced an onslaught of criticism. Perhaps not surprisingly, we were quickly accused of “wokery” of the worst kind, of wasting money, banning words and being ashamed of Britain’s heritage. The Daily Mail splashed “Beyond Parody” across its front page (its anti-wokery almost beyond parody in itself); Piers Morgan weighed in with a sarcastic tweet that “very poor people” really wanted “to be addressed by the right preferred pronoun”; and, before we knew it, our own tweet had been viewed more than 5m times. Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah is the chief executive of Oxfam GB, and a former secretary general of Civicus, a global alliance of civil society organisations Do you have an opinion on the issues raised in this article? If you would like to submit a response of up to 300 words by email to be considered for publication in our letters section, please click here. Continue reading…
- Comic Relief raises over £34m as stars parody The Traitors and Eurovisionby Tobi Thomas on 18th March 2023 at 11:38 am
Hosts of BBC fundraiser include AJ Odudu and Paddy McGuinness but Lenny Henry is absent for first time The BBC’s annual Comic Relief fundraiser, which this year featured sketches based on the popular show The Traitors and the Eurovision song contest, has raised more than £34m. The show, hosted at Media City in Salford, included AJ Odudu, Joel Dommett and Paddy McGuinness as presenters. Continue reading…
- Hunt’s £4bn childcare boost welcomed but fears remain for struggling sectorby Alexandra Topping on 15th March 2023 at 3:31 pm
Campaigners call for fully funded system saying free 30 hours of support would take years to filter through Budget 2023 live: reaction Key points at a glance Campaigners, parents and the early-years sector in England have welcomed a major extension of state support for childcare costs, but warned that the plans would take years to come into effect and fail without sufficient funding. In a move that was met with delight by parents but given a cautious welcome by campaigners, the chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, confirmed a £4bn expansion of free childcare for all preschool children from 2025, and announced “an ambition” for all state primaries to provide childcare before and after lessons from 2026. Continue reading…
The Charity Governance Code
A web based, living document from a variety of charitable sector partners in the UK.
You can review the code on-line, or download its latest iteration in order to feed debate in your own organisation.