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Oxfam announces ‘comprehensive action plan to stamp out abuse’

Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International executive director Oxfam has today announced a plan of action to strengthen safeguarding systems across the organisation and stamp out abuse, which includes the immediate creation of a new global database...

Charity Commission announces scope of Oxfam inquiry

Oxfam shop Matt Jerwood The Charity Commission has announced the scope of its statutory inquiry into Oxfam, following reports of sexual misconduct by charity staff in Haiti in 2011. The Commission opened its inquiry into Oxfam...

Tax reliefs for rich increase charitable giving, study says

A comprehensive study of tax returns has shown that increasing tax reliefs for wealthy individuals increases giving. But it also found that it was relatively inefficient at encouraging new giving, and that giving Gift Aid directly...

Government announces next steps for £2bn dormant assets

Department for Culture, Media and Sport Fergus Burnett The government has outlined next steps for the release of around £2bn held in dormant assets, but has still not announced a consultation on what should be...

Ten richest charities in England and Wales worth more than £50bn

The headquarters of the Wellcome Trust, the UK's wealthiest charity The richest charities in England and Wales are now worth more than £50bn between them, according to a new analysis of Charity Commission data. Civil Society...

Charity Commission ‘warned about lack of focus on safeguarding’

Sir Stephen Bubb, former chief executive of Acevo, on Channel 4 News Sir Stephen Bubb, the former chief executive of Acevo, has claimed he warned the Charity Commission years ago that it needed to...

Ex-Oxfam Haiti director denies use of prostitutes

A former country director at the centre of the Oxfam scandal has apologised for his behaviour but denied some allegations made against him and the charity’s other workers. Roland van Hauwermeiren, the Oxfam country director...

Crown representative for charities still not in post after a year

The government advertised for a new crown representative for the voluntary sector over a year ago, but has still not made any announcement regarding an appointment.  Crown representatives manage the procurement relationship between government and...

Macmillan volunteers thanked at special Buckingham Palace reception

Macmillan volunteers thanked at special Buckingham Palace receptionMacmillan Cancer Support volunteers went to a special reception at Buckingham Palace this month to celebrate their efforts.180 volunteers from across the country were invited to a...

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