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Charity Update - 16 November 2011



United Kingdom

Fieldfisher. Charity Update - 16 November 2011

10 November 2011

Charities' use of the internet

What makes some charities especially effective in the way they use the internet? The Nominet Trust has launched a review of this topic: Charities’ use of the internet.

Nominet Trust

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 9 November 2011

£500m fund to unlock economic growth

The Growing Places Fund will provide £500m to enable the development of local funds to address infrastructure constraints, promoting economic growth and the delivery of jobs and houses.

Communities and Local Government

8 November 2011

Review of charity law

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts will lead a review of the effectiveness of the Charities Act 2006 and other law relating to charities in England and Wales. Lord Hodgson will report to Parliament by summer 2012.

Cabinet Office

2 November 2011

Public services commissioning and tendering guide

NAVCA and the Local Government Association launch a new publication called At Your Bidding to mark Trustees' Week.  At your Bidding is a guide for charity trustees about commissioning and tendering for public services.


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2 November 2011

Launch of new campaign to promote greater legacy giving in the UK

Legacy10, founded by Roland Rudd, will ask individuals across the UK to pledge 10% of their estate to charity, in a campaign supported by Sir Richard Branson and other entrepreneurs. 


1 November 2011

Charities facing uphill struggle to meet demands and manage risks

CFDG and PKF publish their tenth annual risk report, titled, ‘Managing Risk: Operating in the new world’.  This year’s report looks at how charities are dealing with policy, social and financial changes.

Charity Finance Directors’ Group

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