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- Countdown to the election
In this issue: General election: what does it mean for charities?; Manifesto Mashup!
- We mustn't muzzle ourselves this General Election
In this issue: #DSCAnswers Live Twitter Q&A; Reasons not to worry about the Lobbying Act; Keep calm and carry on campaigning; Charity Commission guidance on elections and referendums.
- Lords, boards and looking forwards
In this issue: Lords Committee supports grants and warns Charity Commission off charging charities; Facing Forward: new research for small charities; International Women’s Day: women on company boards; Spring Budget: a washout for charities; As the PM’s Brexit letter arrives at the EU, what does it mean for charities?
- Spring into action and have your say
In this issue: DSC urges the Chancellor to oppose fees for charity regulation; Future of fundraising - have your say!; Consultation on charities Annual Return; Spring Budget 2017; Charities and Brexit: where are we now?
- The big debate, who should fund our regulator?
In this issue: CHTYCOMM 4: the battle is on to decide who should fund the Charity Commission; What could you do with a small grant of £10,000?; F-words and B-words: what was missing last year?; Consultation on charities Annual Return.
- Stopping attacks on women - with a tax on women
In this issue: New grant standards – a starting point not an end point; Autumn Statement 2016: the news and views; The US Presidential Election: lessons for UK charities; Local Charities Day - 16 December: Join the call for more government grants to charities!
- Charity Commission to charge fees for regulation
In this issue: Charity Commission eyes up regulatory fees... again; Autumn Statement 2016 - 23 November (bingo time!); Big Lottery Refund in the House of Commons; New Shadow Minister for Civil Society; Local Charities Day - how will you spend yours?
- Ten principles to make a good grant
In this issue: Sadiq Khan statement on Big Lottery repayment; Principles of Good Grant Making; Are Foundations Fit for the 21st Century?
- Keep clam and carry on helping people
In this issue: Brexit and what charities should do; upcoming consultation on the Charities Act and the Big Lottery Fund's policy directions
- Don't miss the new charity news channel
In this issue: The new news channel for charities; Consultation on disqualifying trustees; Big news for Big Lottery Refund supporters; the game that demonstrates that #EverybodyBenefits from charities
- The most positive Policy Bulletin to-date
In this issue: The new #EverybodyBenefits game everybody is talking about; The Labour Party gets behind the Big Lottery Refund; Plans to gag charities put on hold; the Charity Commission tones down its guidance on EU referendum campaigning; the @Grants4Good campaign heads north
In this issue: How Lord Hodgson might free charities of the shackles of the Lobbying Act; The Charity Commission's top tips in how to make guidance in reverse and annoy everyone; The almighty mess and disappointment of the 2016 national budget; Appropriately addressing the Charities Bill as the Charities Act and what that means for you; #GrantsSummit Liverpool!
In this issue: The Charities Bill is nearing the end of its journey; Charity Commission drag their heels over consultation on charging charities fees; Consultation open for small charities on the new fundraising regulations; Consultation on CC20, Charity Commission guidance on fundraising; An expert explains why the True and Fair Foundation report on charity spending was so misleading
In this issue: DSC finds huge levels of opposition to Commissions plan to introduce fees for regulation; New ideas to resolve the fundraising "crisis; Changes to the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill; Three years of shame as government fails to repay UK charities
- Post-election blues
In this issue: Newsflash- Charity Commission report finds high levels of support for things the Charity Commission wants; Charity Commission eyes up charging charities fees to use their services; Breaking News: Nobody agrees with charities minister.
- Election Special
In this issue: The election and what its going to do to charities; The Party Manifestos what's in it for charities? ; World observes sad moment in history as Lottery repayment falls 1000 days overdue
In this issue: PM announces full repayment of debt owed to Big Lottery Fund. lol! ; The Charity Commission's hissy fit over the funding of CAGE; What Rob Wilson said about charities being better off.; Election time 2012- what we know