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…
- Transparency data: Charity Commission monthly workforce management information: 2021 to 2022by HM Government on 6th September 2021 at 11:27 am
Staff numbers and costs for the Charity Commission for the financial year 2021 to 2022.
- Transparency data: Charity Commission spending over £25,000: July 2021by HM Government on 3rd September 2021 at 1:51 pm
Details of Charity Commission spending over £25,000 by month.
- Press release: Lincolnshire based animal charity wound up and chair disqualified after serious mismanagementby HM Government on 2nd September 2021 at 9:20 am
The Charity Commission’s statutory inquiry into the Alternative Animal Sanctuary found serious failures in the charity’s governance and financial management.
- Decision: Charity Inquiry: The Alternative Animal Sanctuaryby HM Government on 2nd September 2021 at 9:19 am
Charity Commission Inquiry into The Alternative Animal Sanctuary – formerly a registered charity.
- News story: Charity Commission Annual Public Meeting 2021by HM Government on 2nd September 2021 at 7:30 am
Charity Commission Chair, Ian Karet, our CEO and other directors invite you to the Annual Public Meeting on Thursday 30th September 2021 at 2pm.
The Information Commissioner’s Office
- We Buy Any Car, Sports Direct and Saga fined £495,000 after sending millions of ‘frustrating and intrusive’ nuisance messages.on 15th September 2021 at 9:42 am
The ICO has today announced fines totalling £495,000 to well-known companies that between them sent more than 354 million nuisance messages.
- Sharing personal data in an emergency – a guide for universities and collegeson 14th September 2021 at 8:46 am
Starting university or further education can be an exciting time, but for some it can also be a difficult and anxious transition.
- G7 data protection and privacy authorities’ meeting: communiquéon 9th September 2021 at 4:49 pm
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) brought together data protection and privacy authorities from G7 countries, as well as guests from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), for a discussion this week on shared emerging challenges that need closer international collaboration.
- Statement in response to DCMS consultation into proposed data protection reformon 9th September 2021 at 4:25 pm
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said: “People’s personal data is used in ever more novel ways; it is right that government looks to ensure a legislative framework that is fit for the future. A framework that continues to be independently regulated to maintain high standards of…
- A Bretton Woods for dataon 9th September 2021 at 12:10 pm
Elizabeth Denham outlines how an international conference could help to provide 21st century thinking for the 21st century problems that data faces. The speech was delivered at the Oxford Internet Institute.
News from the UK National Cyber Security Centre
NCSC Guidance Feed This includes feeds from guidance
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- Configuring Office 365’s ‘Report Phishing’ add-in for Outlook to use SERSon 11th August 2021 at 11:00 pm
How to report emails to the NCSC’s Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) using Office 365’s ‘Report Phishing’ add-in for Outlook.
- Using TLS to protect dataon 20th July 2021 at 11:00 pm
Recommended profiles to securely configure TLS for the most common versions and scenarios, with additional guidance for managing older versions.
- Protective DNS for the private sectoron 8th June 2021 at 11:00 pm
Advice on the selection and deployment of protective Domain Name Systems (DNS).
Charities | The Guardian Latest news and features from theguardian.com, the world’s leading liberal voice
- Youth services in England and Wales ‘face being decimated’by Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent on 16th September 2021 at 5:00 am
Calls for more funding and 50,000 new workers and volunteers to meet steep rise in demand during Covid Youth leaders are calling for the recruitment of an additional 50,000 youth workers and volunteers to meet a tripling in levels of need during the pandemic. Cuts to public spending, which analysis shows have gone deeper in the most deprived areas, coupled with the depleted reserves of youth charities mean that failure to give more support “will see youth clubs and centres close, the youth sector decimated and lost opportunities for young people”, said Leigh Middleton, the chief executive of the National Youth Agency. Continue reading…
- Chairman of Prince Charles’s charitable foundation resignsby Caroline Davies on 15th September 2021 at 1:54 pm
Douglas Connell stepped down days after charity regulator launched investigation into £100,000 donation The chairman of Prince Charles’s charitable foundation has resigned following claims that a six-figure sum from a wealthy Russian donor was accepted before being rejected by its ethics committee. Douglas Connell, the chairman of the Prince’s Foundation, stepped down days after the Scottish charity regulator launched an investigation after reports that Charles wrote a letter thanking the businessman Dmitry Leus for his offer last year and suggesting they could meet after the Covid crisis. Continue reading…
- Scottish watchdog looks into Russian donation to Prince Charles charityby Caroline Davies on 13th September 2021 at 5:11 pm
Prince’s Foundation ethics committee rejected £100,000 from Dmitry Leus, a banker who had faced money-laundering claims Scotland’s charity regulator has announced an investigation following claims that a six-figure sum from a wealthy Russian donor was accepted by Prince Charles’s charitable foundation before being rejected by its ethics committee. The prince wrote a letter thanking businessman and banker Dmitry Leus, 51, for his offer to the Prince’s Foundation last year, and proposing a meeting after the Covid crisis, the Mail on Sunday and Sunday Times have reported. Continue reading…
- Exploiting loopholes can be a losing strategy | David Mitchellby David Mitchell on 12th September 2021 at 9:00 am
From the Frome Town FC raffle to the honours system, we tend to object when charitable aims become too transactional Frome Town FC’s charity prize draw has been cancelled. It was launched on 1 July and the aim was to raise money for Frome Town FC and local food banks. The winner of the draw would get a SsangYong Tivoli car (me neither). There were two ways of entering: either by donating £5 or by not doing so. If you chose the latter option, you had to send in a postcard. You’ve probably spotted the flaw in the system. In Frome Town’s defence, it’s all because of the law. Unless you offer a free entry option in this kind of draw, you run into a load of gambling legislation because you’re running a lottery or starting a casino or something, which involves all sorts of licences and legal wrangles and text messages to Robert Jenrick before you can go ahead. Continue reading…
- Churchill Fellowship rejects criticism from Boris Johnson after website rebrandby Patrick Butler Social policy editor on 9th September 2021 at 7:06 pm
Churchill’s grandson oversaw change that had almost no complaints until Daily Mail and Sun coverage The Churchill Fellowship has rejected allegations by Boris Johnson that it has airbrushed out images of Britain’s wartime prime minister from its website in an attempt to rewrite history, saying its was proud of its association with Sir Winston. Several newspapers have carried reports suggesting that the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, a charitable foundation that funds UK citizens to study abroad, had changed its name and removed pictures of Churchill in an attempt to “woke-wash” his memory. 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.