ACEVO in the News

Charities should embrace transparency, Lord Gus O’Donnell tells conference

Civil Society (Web), Alice Sharman, 19/04/2016

proposals designed to reduce lobbying by charities”.The House of Lords is due to discuss the anti-advocacy clause that is being introduced to government grant contracts later this afternoon. NCVO and Acevo have issued a joint briefing highlighting the voluntary sector’s concerns about the clause. O’Donnell also referred to a recent study by the Behavioural Insights Team, where it emailed previous staff

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Etherington writes to minister expressing `serious concerns’ about Charity Commission board

Civil Society (Web), Kirsty Weakley, 15/04/2016

decision-making, and called for Wilson to begin “what has for long been a necessary conversation” about the effectiveness of the regulator’s governance.Etherington’s comments follow a call by chief executives’ body ACEVO for an inquiry into the conduct of Commission board member Gwythian Prins, who wrote an anti-EU essay for a right-wing charitable think tank, shortly after the Commission had published

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Charities disappointed by Ministeras response to anti-advocacy clause protests
Charity Times (Web), Matt Ritchie, 12/04/2016
 
see some organisations withdraw from the field due to their inability to separate advocacy work from their wider purpose, the organisations said. The statement from Acevo director of public policy Asheem Singh and NCVO head of policy and public services Charlotte Ravenscroft said the clause will result in an increase in costs to Government, as services disappear and ‘œinappropriate policies’?
 
 

 

Sector bodies ‘disappointed’ by minister Matthew Hancock’s response to its criticism of anti-lobbying clause

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 08/04/16

that voluntary sector organisations did, and said that if any grant recipient had specific concerns about the clause, they should speak to their grant manager.    In a joint statement, Asheem Singh, director of public policy at the charity chief executives body Acevo, and Charlotte Ravenscroft, head of policy and public services at the NCVO, said Hancock’s response was “deeply

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The Hodgson Review: PRs must remain vigilant

PR Week UK (Web), Unattributed, 08/04/16

In the final Hodgson report, released late last month, 70 per cent of the PRCA’s recommendations were met in full or in part.   And as the charity leaders’ network ACEVO made clear, it is vital that the Government implements the review’s recommendations.  However, everyone working in campaigning and public affairs needs to remain vigilant.  For a start,

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Charities angered by government failure to address anti-advocacy concerns

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 08/04/16

to original the letter have said that they are dissatisfied with the government’s response and insisted that the clause is incompatible with the Compact. ‘Deeply disappointing’ In a joint statement Asheem Singh, director of public policy at Acevo, and Charlotte Ravenscroft, head of policy and public services at NCVO, said: “The response from the Cabinet Office is deeply disappointing. It

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Charity Commission board member breached code of conduct, sector leaders say

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 07/04/16

into the comments made by Prins and why the Commission defended his right to make them. The Commission had previously issued a statement defending Prins’ right to publish academic articles. Asheem Singh, director of public policy at Acevo, echoed Purkis’ concerns and told Civil Society News that: “It is likely that the actions of Mr Prins as a Charity Commission

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Charity Commission board member breached code of conduct, sector leaders say

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 07/04/16

Chief executives body Acevo had called for an inquiry into Charity Commission board member Gwythian Prins, while a former board member has asked the Commission to consider his fitness to continue. Andrew Purkis,

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