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Lost Voice Guy wins Britain's Got Talent, first comedian to triumph

<b>Lost Voice Guy has been crowned the winner of Britain's Got Talent 2018.</b><p>The Newcastle comedian, whose cerebral palsy affects his ability to speak, uses a voice synthesizer for his act.<p>The 37-year-old, whose real name is Lee Ridley, receives £250,000 in prize money and the opportunity to perform at …

Entertainment

Report warns of exclusion for ‘offline generation’

For the second time this week* charitable sector research has identified a growing need to support older people to get online and ensure that digital …

Health Information

BBC partners with over 400 charities for TV Licensing debt advice map

TV Licensing has launched an interactive map to connect people struggling to pay the fee with charities that are able to offer support.<p>The map …

Licensing

What's in June's issue of Charity Finance magazine?

The cover feature for June's Charity Finance magazine is the state of the sector's finances, which looks at whether medium-sized charities are faring …

Finance

Alan Rickman leaves £100,000 to charity in his will

Alan Rickman reportedly gave £100,000 to charity in his will.<p>The <i>Harry Potter</i> actor and ultimate film villain died in January from cancer aged 69. In …

Oxford University

Pro-Brexit thinktank broke charity rules on politics, watchdog says

A charity operating as an influential pro-Brexit thinktank “crossed a clear line” in its political work, according to the charities watchdog.<p>In a report published on Friday, the Charity Commission said the Legatum Institute Foundation breached strict rules that ban charities from political …

Great Britain

Charities can bid for share of £200k to recruit interns

A grant-maker is inviting youth charities to bid for a share of a £200,000 fund to recruit interns and pay them the London living wage.<p>The Jack …

FTSE

Charity Commission News: Issue 60

Reminder: keep your details up to date<p>Following our consultation with charities last December, we are reminding charities of the need to keep their …

Corruption

Law & Religion UK Privacy Statement

The General Data Protection Regulation came into operation on 25 May, and this statement outlines how we now treat personal data.• All information held …

E-Mail

Positive changes in the charity pension schemes

David Davison on the positive changes that have occured to charity pension schemes laws<p>For charities trapped in multi-employer pension schemes a …

City Politics

NCVO members – a growing force for social change

As we approach our centenary in 2019, we’re thinking quite a lot about our history, and that includes our membership. Organisations like NCVO are …

NGOs

It's Cool To Be Kind: 83% Of Brits Performed Act Of Kindness Last Year

'The power of kindness should not be underestimated.'<p>A growing movement of good deeds is sweeping the nation, as the majority (83%) of Brits have …

Charity reported to Fundraising Regulator over bag collections

A charity has been reported to the Fundraising Regulator after a clothing collection company delivered bags on its behalf without a license.<p>Recycle …

Cancer

Zoe Amar: Where was the charity response to the Facebook data scandal?

Written by Lauren Weymouth<p>29/05/18<p>There were a distinct lack of charity voices present in the response to the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data …

Cambridge Analytica

Code of Fundraising Practice updated to come into line with GDPR

The Fundraising Regulator has announced that the Code of Fundraising Practice has been amended to reflect changes made to data protection law by the …

Data Protection

ICO: think GDPR when deciding who to support

To coincide with the effectuation of GDPR, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a long-term awareness campaign that’s designed to …

Personal Data

Twitter supports 24-hour ‘tweetathon’ to find missing children

Thousands of Twitter users are being joined online today by famous names from the worlds of movies, music, TV and sport for ‘The Big Tweet’ for …

Twitter

Volunteering overseas changed my life, but the cost of flying to the other side of the world can put young people off<p>For years I had thought about volunteering abroad, but it can be expensive flying to the other side of the world, and even though several charities provide accommodation, the cost of …

Time I

Governance round-up: May 2018

NCVO launches new compliance checklist A vital component of organisational effectiveness is ensuring compliance with legislation. This involves not …

Charity leaders call for ‘fundamental reassessment’ of govt’s relationship with sector

Written by Lauren Weymouth<p>18/05/18<p>Charity leaders have written to Civil Society Minister Tracey Crouch, calling for a strategy that “fundamentally …

Why GDPR is good for charities

Mention the letters GDPR to your average charity and you might evoke emotional responses ranging from guilt, to frustration, to outright panic. But …

Cyber-attacks

What's in May's issue of Governance & Leadership?

May's Governance & Leadership magazine focuses on effective meetings and how to keep them inspiring. It takes a look at how feminist leadership …

New Tech Trust CEO sees opportunities from GDPR

We spoke with new Tech Trust CEO Jonathan Chevallier about how charities can maximise the benefits of IT and the innovation that could result from …

The Scout Association unveils new strategy and branding

The Scout Association has today launched a new five-year strategy and refreshed its look in a bid to reach more young people and increase its number …

Matt Hyde: ‘The Scouts' success is all about how many volunteers we have’

Scouting is one of the big success stories of the charity sector. In the UK, the movement has grown every year for the past 13.<p>Furthermore, since its …

Charity says its latest paper will 'guard against encroachment' on regulator's independence

The Directory of Social Change has published a document designed to help people assess the independence of the Charity Commission.<p>The DSC said today …

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City Politics

UK’s richest gave away over £3.2bn last year, according to Sunday Times

The UK’s wealthiest individuals donated more than £3.2bn to good causes in 2017, a 0.3 per cent increase on the previous year, according to the …

Regulator's guidance 'could make charities more cautious on campaigning', says NCVO

Draft guidance released by the Charity Commission is inconsistent with the regulator’s position on campaigning and could make charities more cautious …