ACEVO in the News

Published: Tuesday 15 March 2016 - 10:00

ACEVO's media presence over the last week.

True and Fair Foundation threatened to sue Cass academics for criticising its report

Civil Society (Web), Kirsty Weakley, 14/03/2016

of non-profits at Crowe Clarke Whitehall, have also published long critiques of the True and Fair research. A Hornet’s Nest’s analysis was also described as “flawed” by the Charity Commission. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, said the report “perpetuated silly myths about charities.” The True and Fair Foundation has since published a second report into charity shops and

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Care home regulation

Local Government Lawyer (Web), Jonathan Aubern, 11/03/2016

increasing clarity and consistency of what is required from care homes. It is interesting that this push to reduce the burden of regulation of care and nursing homes comes just as Sir Stephen Bubb publishes his final report into Winterbourne View , providing a timely reminder that if this sector has had a regulatory problem in the recent past, the problem

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Matthew Hancock 'did not have any discussions with the IEA' on anti-advocacy clause

Civil Society (Web), Alice Sharman, 10/03/2016

to lobby government and Parliament. It was later revealed that Hancock had taken a £4,000 donation from the IEA in the weeks prior to the announcment. Commenting on Hancock’s response yesterday, Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo , said that his statement raises serious questions. Bubb said that “given that the policy was proposed by the IEA’s own reports, why

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Matthew Hancock says he did not discuss anti-lobbying clause with think tank

Third Sector (Web), Andy Ricketts, 10/03/2016

"It is right that taxpayers’ money should be spent on the things for which it was intended, not on ensuring that lobbyists can take politicians out for lunch." Sir Stephen Bubb, head of the charity chief executives body Acevo , said Hancock’s comments raised "serious questions" and called on the minister to publish his meeting logs. "He

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We will not be gagged, charities insist
The Times, p.13, Rosemary Bennett, 10/03/2016

disappoint many that someone with such controversial views on issues like gay rights and climate change is involved in gagging charities from speaking out about Europe," Dame Margaret said. Asheem Singh, director of public policy at the charity leaders group Acevo, called the guidance "alarming" and said he wanted urgent clarification. EU FACT CHECK Can charities campaign during the

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Matthew Hancock: Conflict of interest claims over Tory minister’s £4,000 gift

The Independent, Andrew Grice, Online 09/03/2016, Print 10/03/2016

lobbying government. It is right that taxpayers’ money should be spent on the things for which it was intended, not on ensuring that lobbyists can take politicians out for lunch.” Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders’ network ACEVO, said Mr Hancock’s Commons statement raised serious questions. He asked: “Given that we know that the IEA had conversations

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Charities criticise commission's ban on EU campaigning
The Guardian, Anushka Asthana, Online 08/03/2016, Print 09/03/2016

to verify this was the case. A spokesman also pointed out that the phrase “exceptional circumstances” was included in a 2014 report into the behaviour of charities during an election. Asheem Singh, director of public policy at the charity leaders group Acevo, added: “This is an alarming piece of guidance that needs urgent clarification.” Rows over the EU intensified during

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