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This page contains material of practical benefit to the development of VCS organisations. Content includes information on training, resources, quality standards, governance and fundraising.

Draft guidance on managing conflicts of interest

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has opened an informal consultation on new draft guidance for trustees about how to manage conflicts of interest.

Suspect donations

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has issued an alert to warn charities about accepting suspicious donations.

Office for Civil Society maintains annual budget

The Office for Civil Society escaped cuts in the new Spending Round, with the government pledging to maintain its annual budget at £56million.

Summary of Spending Review 2013

On Wednesday 26 June, Chancellor George Osbourne unveiled his spending review, which is summarised below by the Charity Finance Group.

Charity and social enterprise management course

Anglia Ruskin University is offering a Cert HE in Charity and Social Enterprise Management, which can be studied entirely online and with optional workshops in Cambridge, Chelmsford or Manchester.

Public service delivery survey

Locality would like small VCS organisations to complete a short survey to help them understand barriers to contracting and opinions of the sector on the Right to Challenge.

Commission to release data sets on charities' spending

The Charity Commission data sets on how charities spend their money will be made publicly available in an open data format by March 2014.

Inspiring Impact launches Code of Good Impact Practice

Inspiring Impact, the voluntary sector’s collaborative effort to mainstream good-quality impact reporting, has launched the UK’s first-ever Code of Good Impact Practice.

FSB complaints report

The Fundraising Standards Board has published its Complaints Report 2013.

Annual Fraud Indicator

The National Fraud Office has published it Annual Fraud Indicator, which includes key findings related the charitable sector.


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