ACEVO in the News

Published: Tuesday 27 October 2015 - 10:45

Summary of ACEVO News Headlines since 25/09/2015

Is it just me…?
Care Management Matters (Web), Unattributed, 26/10/15

series of earlier initiatives that failed to deliver the change required. It is still failing to engage with providers who are ready to help with the transition. NHS England commissioned Stephen Bubb, Chief Executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, to review the stalemate. His report, Winterbourne View – time is running out, describes a need ‘to

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Judicial review dropped after Commission backs down over Cage funding
Civil Society (Web), David Ainsworth, 22/10/2015

future discretion. “These are important principles that underpin the ability of charities to make their own decisions within the law to work on difficult issues and respond to changing need.” Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, said: “For the Charity Commission to have assumed as general principle that it had omnipotence over the future was quite extraordinary. It over-reached

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Outcome of Cage affair ‘should give lawmakers pause for thought’, says Ben Jackson of Bond
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/2015

really justified and proportionate, and that the proper checks and balances are in place to ensure the Charity Commission is accountable, objective and transparent in exercising its powers.” Sir Stephen Bubb, the chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo , agreed. Bubb said: “For the Charity Commission to have assumed as general principle it had omnipotence

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Cage’s judicial review of Charity Commission funding approaches withdrawn
Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/2015

on difficult issues and respond to changing need?” the trust said in a statement. Charity chief executives’ association Acevo hailed the outcome as a “victory for common sense”. Chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb the regulator had “over-reached itself and now needs to reflect”. “This case was critical for the protection of the rights of charities to exercise their proper judgement

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Anna Turley MP
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/2015

sector are becoming clear: they range from the imminent comprehensive spending review to the new line-up in the Labour Party and the continuing defence of the sector’s reputation. Sir Stephen Bubb, head of the chief executives body Acevo, thinks the Prime Minister’s conference speech created an opportunity for the sector to take part in public service reform, tackling

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Kids Company needed to give a concise, clear message
GVS (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/2015

to work together on common agendas and responses to the media. The Understanding Charities Group has been active in this area, and the announcement yesterday of the joint initiative of Acevo and NCVO to promote the positive impact of the voluntary sector is a welcome escalation. The problems at Kids Company are not typical of the charity sector, let’s make

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Why Etherington’s NCVO and Bubb’s Acevo are uniting to push ‘brand charity’
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/15
The umbrella bodies have agreed to work together to promote the sector, writes Susannah Birkwood Sir Stephen Bubb of Acevo On 14 October, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the chief executives body Acevo announced that they had agreed to work together

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Tory conference: Charities hardly figured, except at the fringe events, some attended by Rob Wilson
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/15
had alleged there were links between speakers lined up for the event and terrorists. At the replacement event hurriedly organised by Acevo outside the conference venue, Acevo chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb said the decision was an attack on free speech and gave the impression that the Conservatives viewed Muslim charities as “foes”. Sock puppets? The party

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Cancellation of fringe event at Tory conference ‘attempt to demonise Muslim community’, says Stephen Bubb
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/15
Sir Stephen Bubb The Conservative Party’s decision to cancel a Muslim Charities Forum-sponsored fringe event at the party’s annual conference was an attempt to “demonise” the Muslim community,

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CEO and Chair of Kids Company before Parliamentary Select Committee
Cambridge Network (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/15
necessary priority. This may be exacerbated in charities which have come to rely on a steady pipeline of taxpayer funding In its own response to the Select Committee’s inquiry, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) has also highlighted the strains on charity governance which it says are permeating the sector. While pointing out that there is no

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Stephen Cook: Jostling begins after Etherington review
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/15
Jeremy Hughes of the Alzheimer’s Society in our interview with him. And the news has just come out that the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the chief executives body Acevo will jointly put their weight into this. About time, many will say. [sourcelink]http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/stephen-cook-jostling-begins-etherington-review/fundraising/article/1369277 [/sourcelink]

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Human Appeal and Hamas: the evidence
Telegraph (Web), Andrew Gilligan, 19/10/15
cancelled the meeting. So far, so not terribly surprising. But never underestimate the capacity of Islamists and their supporters to monger a handy grievance from the least promising materials. One Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the other organisation hosting the event, Acevo, stormed that the cancellation was a “direct attack on free speech” and an attempt to “demonise…the Muslim community.”

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Human Appeal and Hamas: the evidence
PoliticsHome (Web), Unattributed, 19/10/15
cancelled the meeting. So far, so not terribly surprising. But never underestimate the capacity of Islamists and their supporters to monger a handy grievance from the least promising materials. One Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the other organisation hosting the event, Acevo, stormed that the cancellation was a “ direct attack on free speech” and an attempt to “demonise…the Muslim

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Charity Employers and Staff Recognise the Need For Effective Benefits Communication in the Workplace
HR News.co.uk (Web), Abbie Williams, 16/10/15
a cost-effective way to communicate their benefits, that was not labour-intensive and would enable employees to access their benefits at a time and place to suit them; Mybenefitsatwork was born.” Sir Stephen Bubb, CEO of ACEVO, added: “When organisations take the time, money and effort to provide valuable benefits to their staff – even if it is just a pension – it’s

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Extending right-to-buy scheme ‘morally wrong’, says Baroness Hollis | NCVO and Acevo to jointly promote sector | Batmanghelidjh tells MPs she offered her flat as security
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 16/10/15
this policy is morally wrong, it distorts the charitable objectives of housing associations and it is financially illiterate.” The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the chief executives body Acevo announced plans to work together to promote the positive impact of the voluntary sector among the public and journalists. A statement from the two umbrella organisations said a meeting

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Regulator ‘stood to one side’ as Kids Company collapsed, Acevo claims
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 16/10/15
The charity chief executives body Acevo has accused the Charity Commission of “standing to one side and watching events unfold” during the collapse of Kids Company. In a written submission to the House of

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Timing
Trading as WDR (Blog), Unattributed, 16/10/15
I’m not sure if Camila Batmanghelidjh is a paid-up member of ACEVO, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. They submitted written evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee investigating Kids Company, saying the organisation suffered “serious and systematic failures of governance

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Charity leaders warn of further charity collapses
Charity Today (Web), Unattributed, 15/10/15
robust governance and professional management, including that of reserves, are essential for the survival of charities and that Government should play a central role in assisting this. ACEVO Chief Executive Sir Stephen Bubb says: “We have seen one major charity collapse with catastrophic results. It’s clear that this could happen elsewhere given the weight of demand and concerns about reserves.

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Charity Commission ‘stood to one side’ as Kids Company collapsed, Acevo claims
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 15/10/15
charity chief executives body says the regulator should re-evaluate its role in cases such as this Kids Company: appearing before committee today The charity chief executives body Acevo has accused the Charity Commission of “standing to one side and watching events unfold” during the collapse of Kids Company. In a written submission to the House of

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Kids Company needed to give a concise, clear message, not ectoplasm
The Guardian.com (Web), Vicky Browning, 15/10/15
need to work together on common agendas and responses to the media. The Understanding Charities Group has been active in this area, and the announcement yesterday of the joint initiative of Acevo and NCVO to promote the positive impact of the voluntary sector is a welcome escalation. The problems at Kids Company are not typical of the charity sector, let’s make that

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Acevo and NCVO’s decision to work together is a significant step in the right direction
Civil Society (Web), David Ainsworth, 14/10/15
the case for a strong charity sector” and do more to rebut “negative stories about charities unfairly affecting the sector as a whole”. The two chief executives, Sir Stuart Etherington and Sir Stephen Bubb, will now develop a framework to “jointly develop new initiatives to promote the role of the sector in our society”. It’s very low on detail, but it’s still

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NCVO and Acevo agree to work together to promote the sector to both public and journalists
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 14/10/15
thunder”, he said. The spokesman said it had not yet been decided what new initiatives the bodies would undertake. Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of the NCVO, and Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, are understood to be meeting on Thursday to flesh out the plan in more detail. Responding to the announcement, the Understanding Charities

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Sector bodies to work together on charities image
Voluntary News (Web), Unattributed, 14/10/15
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) have agreed to work together to make the case for a strong charity sector. The decision was taken at a meeting

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‘Risk of negative stories’ prompts biggest charity sector groups to come together to promote sector
PR Week UK (Web), Unattributed, 13/10/15
have announced they will work together “to promote the positive impact of the voluntary sector”, in response to what the sector sees as a tricky media and political climate. The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations – which are based in the same building in London’s King’s Cross – made the announcement

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NCVO and Acevo to work jointly to promote voluntary sector
Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 13/10/15
Written by Matt Ritchie 13/10/2015 NCVO and Acevo have agreed to work together to promote the positive impact of the voluntary sector. Work on coordinating efforts is now underway, after the decision to work together was taken

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NCVO and Acevo plan joint framework to tackle negative press about charities
Civil Society (Web), David Ainsworth, 13/10/15
case for a strong charity sector, especially with the risk of some negative stories about charities unfairly affecting the sector as a whole. “The two chief executives, Sir Stuart Etherington and Sir Stephen Bubb, have been asked to flesh out a framework agreed at the meeting to co-ordinate several projects currently under way, and jointly develop new initiatives to promote the

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John Low
Civil Society (Web), John Low, 12/10/15
an informal working group that brings the Treasury into CAF dealings over the issue of lifetime legacies, as well as a wholescale restructuring of the organisation. Low was chair of Acevo for five years until 2009 and is an independent member of the House of Lords Appointments Commission established by Tony Blair. He has been a Charity Awards judge for

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What we learned at the Conservative Party Conference
Civil Society (Web), 09/10/2015, Kirsty Weakley
in the voluntary sector, with the rescheduled event, which took place outside of the secure zone packed with the great and the good from charities keen to demonstrate solidarity. As Sir Stephen Bubb said it sends that was trying to engage in discussions. In my view the most worrying part of the whole incident was not the cancellation in the first

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Society Diary, the party conference special: Giant mosquitos, Bob Geldof, and disappearing ministers
Civil Society (Web), 09/10/2015, Unattributed

conference. He just didn’t seem to fancy talking to people who actually work at charities. Still, Rob Wilson’s party helped him out by cancelling an event or two. Specifically, of course, Acevo and the Muslim Charities Forum organised an event to talk about more tolerance and discourse between Muslim charities and wider society, but the Tories cancelled it and refused to

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Bidding system for public sector contracts is not working, says Barnardo’s chief executive
Civil Society (Web), Kirsty Weakley, 08/10/15
much and waste charities’ time, its chief executive told the Conservative Party Conference heard this week. Javed Khan was speaking at a round-table event hosted by charity leaders infrastructure body Acevo. He said that demand is increasing and Barnardo’s was being asked “to do much more for the same money of less”. He called for the entire system to be restructured.

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Don’t look happy to meet Hamas, Tory tells Muslim UK charity bosses in Gaza
The Independent (Web), Oliver Wright, 08/10/15
links to Hamas. That is denied by both organisations. Mr Amin said yesterday he was happy to take part in the event and that “nothing untoward” was said. Sir Stephen Bubb, the head of Acevo, told the meeting that the Tories appeared to have answered the question posed by the event without it even taking place. “It

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Frown please! The advice to Muslim aid staff snapped with Hamas
The Independent, p. 19, Oliver Wright, 09/10/15
had links to Hamas. That is denied by both organisations. Mr Amin said yesterday he was happy to take part in the event and that “nothing untoward” was said. Sir Stephen Bubb, the head of Acevo, told the meeting that the Tories appeared to have answered the question posed by the event without it even taking place. “It is

As above

The Conservatives have proved themselves a ‘foe’ of Muslim charities, event hears
Civil Society (Web), Kirsty Weakley, 07/10/15
The Conservative Party has proved itself a “foe” of Muslim charities after denying them a platform to speak at its conference, Sir Stephen Bubb of Acevo said yesterday. Bubb was speaking at an event entitled Muslim Charities: Friend or Foe? which took place outside the secure zone of the conference. The event was

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Muslim charities should anticipate attacks, says Conservative Muslim Forum chair Mohammed Amin
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 07/10/15
helpful if larger charities offered their knowledge and expertise and said Acevo should establish a working group so that Muslim and non-Muslim charities could collaborate more. Chairing the panel, Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, reiterated his view, first expressed in press statements on Sunday, that he was astonished by the cancellation of the initial event. “What message

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Conservative Party outreach director plans to run ‘speed-dating’ meetings between charities and politicians
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 07/10/15
those charities’ missions. Colin Bloom was speaking today at a round-table discussion on the importance of charities and social enterprises, which was hosted by the charity chief executives body Acevo at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Bloom, who is also founder of the Curry Union , a Christian-led not-for-profit group that works with rough sleepers, said he

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Tory MP demands explanation from her party for cancelled Muslim charities event
Civil Society (Web), David Ainsworth, 06/10/15
a Muslim charities event at the last minute, and has demanded an explanation – but the party itself has still offered no reason, three days after the decision was taken. Yesterday Acevo, the infrastructure body for charity leaders, The event has now been rescheduled for a venue outside the conference secure zone, and is going ahead this afternoon. Margot James, MP for

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Muslim Charities Criticise Conservative Party For Scrapping Event
BuzzFeed UK (Blog), Unattributed, 06/10/15
Appeal, which receives a large amount of funding from the UN world food programme, and a number of speakers including the Conservative Muslim peer Baroness Mobarik, journalist Peter Oborne, and Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (Acevo). However, the MCF told BuzzFeed News that the event was cancelled on Sunday, hours before

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The Conservatives were wrong to cancel Muslim charities event

Middle East Eye, Peter Oborne (Columnist for Daily Mail)

The prime minister is expected to place his government’s counter-extremism policy at the heart of his speech to Conservative Party conference on Wednesday.

There’s little question that David Cameron’s tough rhetoric will go down well among activists, and it is likely to be well received in the press.

Yet, as Mr Cameron is surely aware, there are grave concerns that government policy invidiously targets Muslims. There have been criticisms that the so-called Prevent strategy does not merely address violent extremism.It has created a new category of thought crime, compromises free speech, and many people believe that it has turned British Muslims into a “suspect community”.

I believe that some of the criticisms are at least partly legitimate – and at Tory conference this week I gained a very troubling insight into how this type of McCarthyism works.

Several months ago I accepted an invitation from the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) to speak at an event in the conference centre this evening. The subject under discussion was to be: “Faith and British Values: the Muslim Charities Question.” I had already prepared my brief contribution when, late on Sunday afternoon, ACEVO informed that the event had been cancelled by the Conservative Party.

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Conservatives accused of ‘demonising’ Muslims after banning event over links to Islamic charities
The Independent (Web), Oliver Wright, 05/10/15
Tory conference and was going to be addressed by the Conservative Muslim peer Baroness Mobarik along with the chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (Acevo), Sir Stephen Bubb, and Othman Moqbel, the chief executive of Human Appeal. But on Sunday conference organisers informed Acevo they were banning the event without providing any explanation. While

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Anger as Tories ban charities event because of Islamic links
The Independent, p. 8, Oliver Wright, 06/10/15
Tory conference and was going to be addressed by the Conservative Muslim peer Baroness Mobarik along with the chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (Acevo), Sir Stephen Bubb, and Othman Moqbel, the chief executive of Human Appeal. But on Sunday conference organisers informed Acevo they were banning the event without providing any explanation. While the

As Independent (Web) above
The Conservatives’ latest attack of charities’ freedom of speech is the most worrying yet
Civil Society (Web), David Ainsworth, 05/10/15
charities involved – Human Appeal International and the Muslim Charities Forum – are advocates for moderation, and have been closely involved in work with the Charity Commission. Another organiser was Acevo, the charity chief executives’ infrastructure body, and we can be reasonably sure it isn’t promoting terrorism. Speakers at the event included those well-known extremists William Hague, the former leader of

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Muslim charities barred from speaking at Tory conference in ‘direct attack on free speech’
Civil Society (Web), Kirsty Weakley, 05/10/15
said: “The move is being seen as a direct attack on free speech and further evidence of the reactionary instinct to demonise rather than engage with the Muslim community.” Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, said: “The decision by Conservative Party organisers to cancel an important debate on the role of Muslim charities in our country is astonishing.

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Tory cancellation of event sponsored by Islamic group is attempt to demonise Muslims, says Sir Stephen Bubb
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 05/10/15
Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity chief executives body Acevo , has said that the Conservative Party’s decision to cancel a Muslim Charities Forum-sponsored fringe event at the

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MCF and Acevo slam cancellation of Conservative conference event
Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 05/10/15
article’s claims may be tested by legal action. Acevo and Human Appeal intend to proceed with the event in some form in Manchester during the conference. The association’s chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb said the “astonishingâ€? decision to cancel the debate is “a deeply disturbing developmentâ€? that “alienates rather than involvesâ€?. “In the fight against terrorism to ignore any engagement

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You’re not a charity if you’re funded by government, charity leader tells Tory Party Conference
Civil Society (Web), Kirsty Weakley, 06/10/15
different types of organisation that operate in the civil society space. She was speaking at an event at the Conservative fringe on the role of charities and social enterprises, organised by Acevo, the infrastructure body for charity leaders. She said that being clearer about the different legal structures that exist within the social sector, such as community interest companies, would help

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Conservative Party outreach officer plans to run ‘speed-dating’ meetings between charities and politicians
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 06/10/15
those charities’ missions. Colin Bloom was speaking today at a round-table discussion on the importance of charities and social enterprises, which was hosted by the charity chief executives body Acevo at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Bloom, who is also founder of the Curry Union , a Christian-led not-for-profit group that works with rough sleepers, said he

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Islamic Relief would not have been as successful if it was formed today, Labour Party Conference hears
Civil Society (Web), Alice Sharman, 01/10/15
that if his charity was being formed today, the climate towards Muslim charities would have stopped it from getting the success it has had. Speaking to a fringe event, run by Acevo alongside the Muslim Charities Forum, at the Labour Conference on Tuesday, Jehangir Malik (pictured) told delegates that: “had we been formed as late as recently, I’m not sure we

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Sector bodies call on PM to allocate funds for ‘Community Capital Fund’ in open letter
Civil Society (Web), Hugh Radojev, 01/10/15
make it easier for community groups to take over local assets and for smaller organisations to bid for government tenders. The letter, signed by representatives from ten sector bodies including NCVO, Acevo, Navca, Charity Finance Group and Locality, was written in response to David Cameron’s speech focused on three principles for delivering a “smarter state”. The signatories call upon the Prime

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Prime Minister urged to set up fund to support transfer of local authority assets to community
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 01/10/15
community ownership. The call comes in a letter to David Cameron, the Prime Minister, signed by senior staff from 10 organisations, including the National Council for Voluntary Organisations , Acevo , Locality , Navca and Social Enterprise UK . It has been sent before the government’s spending review is set out in the Autumn Statement on 25 November.

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Politician backs charities at event
The Leader Wrexham, p. 3, Unattributed, 01/10/15
heart of what it’s meant to be a charity in Britain for over a hundred years” she said. “I was delighted to speak at such a wellattended meeting of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) and also join in a discussion with audience members and other speakers. “Charities make our local area, our country and our world

Who is to blame for inequality in the charity sector? Answers from some of the sector’s top women
Civil Society (Web), Emily Corfe, 30/09/15
The charity sector is one of the most female-friendly sectors. But women still aren’t getting the top jobs. At the Acevo women’s summit last week, Emily Corfe heard some of the reasons why. The charity sector is one of the most female-friendly sectors with many more women working in it

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Being seen as political is ‘the kiss of death for charities’, Labour Party Conference hears
Civil Society (Web), Alice Sharman, 30/09/15
achieve, delegates at the Labour Party Conference heard yesterday. The comments were made by Zoe Williams, Guardian journalist and charity trustee, who was speaking at a fringe event run by Acevo called Speaking up for Civil Society: When Should Charities Provide Political Opposition? The event looked at moves by government to reduce charities’ ability to campaign. Williams told delegates that

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Labour Party open to third sector feedback – Acevo
Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 30/09/15
the party’s annual conference in Brighton. Commenting after an Acevo event at the conference, Speaking Up for Civil Society: When Should Charities Provide Political Opposition?, the association’s director of policy Asheem Singh said grass roots members and MPs are eager to join in the debates central to the third sector. “Labour MPs Susan Elan Jones and Wes Streeting sent a

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Social Investment Business made £1.7m surplus in 2014/15
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 29/09/15
and given out in 2014/15 was due to the three-year investment and contract-readiness fund tailing off as it came to an end. In his report included in the accounts, Sir Stephen Bubb, chair of the SIB, said its funding had “resulted in £117m of capital and revenue for the social sector”. As well as the money given out

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Good Movers: who’s going where in the voluntary sector
Third Force News (Web), Unattributed, 29/09/15
and then Director of Strategy. She is a Clore Social Leadership Fellow and is passionate about the role and development of the third sector. Kate is also a member of ACEVO’s ImpACT Coalition Steering group and a trustee of young people’s breast cancer charity Coppafeel. Cancer Research UK has appointed Catherine Brown as a trustee. Her most recent role has

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Charity Commission models possible systems for charging
Third Sector, p. 9, Unattributed, 01/10/15
sectors, which draw their funding from those they regulate – the General Pharmaceutical Council, the Financial Services Authority, Companies House and the Architects Registration Board all charge annual registration fees. Asheem Singh, director of public policy at the charity leaders group Acevo, says this might be the more straightforward option. But Karl Wilding, director of public policy at the National

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The good old days, when charities really could attack governments
Third Sector, p. 12, Unattributed, 01/10/15
definitely down with da kids. Social Saturday is slated for 10 October to big up the Buy Social campaign by Social Enterprise UK. • And what, furthermore, is happening to Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders outfit Acevo? Invited to this year’s Third Sector Awards, he replied: “I would so love to, but I’m afraid I’m at

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Charity Commission is in ‘moral crisis’, Labour Party conference hears
Civil Society (Web), Alice Sharman, 28/09/15
The Charity Commission is in crisis, Peter Kyle, newly elected MP for Hove and Portslade and former deputy chief executive of Acevo, told delegates at this year’s Labour Party conference yesterday. Speaking at an event run by the Charities Aid Foundation called Testing Testing: Hear what MPs and the Public Really Think

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Third Sector at Large: Bubb-fest at Thimphu Tsechu in Bhutan
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 28/09/15
What is happening to Sir Stephen Bubb , chief executive of the charity leaders outfit Acevo? Invited to this year’s Third Sector Awards, he replied: “I would so love to, but I’m afraid I’m

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Talking point: Charity Commission models possible systems for charging
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 25/09/15
sectors, which draw their funding from those they regulate – the General Pharmaceutical Council, the Financial Services Authority, Companies House and the Architects Registration Board all charge annual registration fees. Asheem Singh, director of public policy at the charity leaders group Acevo, says this might be the more straightforward option.

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Society Diary: The curry preference service, monkey selfies, and the great shadow charities minister mystery
Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 25/09/15
Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector. So Acevo held a Women’s Summit the other day, which by all accounts was pretty hard-hitting and effective. The day was marred only by a couple of slight hitches in the

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Large charities bidding ‘for someone else’s work’ is wiping out the women’s sector, says Women’s Aid CEO
Civil Society (Web), Emily Corfe, 25/09/15
Large charities bidding “for someone else’s work” is wiping out the women’s sector, the chief executive of Women’s Aid, Polly Neate said yesterday. Speaking at an Acevo chief executive women’s summit yesterday, Neate said the sector needed to address the problem that local authority contracts were being awarded to larger charities offering cheaper but fewer services

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Britain’s Most Admired Charities 2015: Most Admired Chief Executive – Winner: Lesley-Anne Alexander
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 25/09/15
acknowledging what others are good at and drawing from those.” Known for her boundless energy, Alexander successfully chaired the charity leadership body Acevo for six years until last December. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, says of Alexander: “Lesley-Anne is both a life-affirming individual and a superb chief executive. I’ve got to know her extremely well from her

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