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UK Education Charity Forced Into Closure

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th November 2018 -  A UK education charity has been forced to close its doors after failing to recover from a substantial government funding cut. Think Global – which promotes development education

UK Government Launches Civil Society Strategy

Luke Michael, Monday, 13th August 2018 -  The UK government has launched its first Civil Society Strategy in 15 years, promising to put communities and charities “at the heart of decision-making”. UK Minister for Sport and

UK to Offer People with Hidden Disabilities “Blue Badge” Parking Permits

Luke Michael, Monday, 6th August 2018 -  People with hidden disabilities in the UK will soon be able to access “blue badge” parking permits, enabling them to park closer to their destination. The UK Department for Transport

World Leaders and NGOs Commit to Tackle Disability Discrimination

Luke Michael, Friday, 27th July 2018 -  World leaders and NGOs have made 170 “ambitious commitments” to address stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities at a Global Disability Summit in London.   More

Australia Lags Behind UK in Disability Access, Expert Says

Luke Michael, Monday, 23rd July 2018 -  Australia can do better for people with disability as poor access to housing, education and transport prevents them from flourishing, says a visiting UK disability expert. Professor

Report Shines Light on The ‘Chilling Reality’ of UK Lobbying Act

Wendy Williams, Friday, 8th June 2018 -  The UK Lobbying Act has concretely affected charities and voluntary organisations, and has seen people’s voices go missing from the political debate, a new report has shown. The

Toolkit Encourages Charities to Regulate the Regulator

Wendy Williams, Monday, 21st May 2018 -  UK umbrella body, The Directory of Social Change, has issued a new toolkit encouraging organisations to question the national charity regulator’s political independence. The

UK Charity Boards Lack Diversity

Wendy Williams, Monday, 23rd April 2018 -  Charities in England and Wales are lagging behind private companies when it comes to diversity on boards, according to a new report. Charities: Inclusive Governance 2018, which

UK Aid Sector Urged to Take Action

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th March 2018 -  Aid charities in the UK are being urged to take action to tackle sexual exploitation and abuse in the sector in the wake of the Oxfam scandal. UK International Development Secretary

Controversial Appointment for Head of UK Charity Regulator Causes Sector Rift

Wendy Williams, Monday, 26th February 2018 -  A rift has opened in the UK charity sector after the country’s culture secretary dismissed concerns over the government’s pick for the new head of the national charity regulator

‘Learn From Our Mistakes’ – UK Expert Warns On Australian NDIS Transition

Lina Caneva, Monday, 28th August 2017 -  Drawing on the experience of the United Kingdom in delivering a social care approach similar to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), a high-profile UK analyst has urged

Public Trust in UK Charities at Record Low

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 30th June 2016 -  Public trust and confidence in UK charities has fallen to the lowest recorded level since monitoring began in 2005, according to a new report by the UK Charity Commission. The report
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