Charities Bill included in Queen’s speech

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 23 November 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NCVO chief executive Stuart Etherington welcomed the announcement: “NCVO looks forward to a new Charities Act by 2005 that will clarify what it means to be a charitable organisation and will clearly define the role of the sector’s regulator,” he said.Simon Hebditch, Executive Director External Affairs at Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), said: “CAF is glad that the Government has committed itself to modernising charity law in the next session of Parliament. It is high time that many activities should be recognised as charitable – the promotion of human rights being a prime example.”He added: “The Government is expecting charities themselves to create a robust self-regulation system for dealing with complaints about some fundraising techniques and methods so that it doesn’t have to impose new rules itself. CAF applauds that approach and is currently chairing a group drawing up proposals to establish new complaints machinery for donors.”Shirley Scott, chief executive of Charity Finance Directors Group, said: “We are pleased that the Government have recognised the huge importance of charities, and the need for regulatory reform, by announcing the Bill in the Queen’s speech.”The Institute of Fundraising’s Chief Executive Lindsay Boswell said the sector would breathe a “sigh of relief” now that the bill has been included. The Charities Bill has been included in the Queen’s speech to Parliament. This long-awaited opportunity to reform charity law has been widely welcomed by sector organisations.Introducing this parliament’s programme of legislation, the Queen said: “My Government believes that the voluntary sector is a great strength of this country. Charity law will be modernised so that a vibrant, diverse and independent charitable sector can continue to flourish with public confidence.”Her speech also included details of legislation on the distribution of lottery money and the statutory framework for the Big Lottery Fund. Advertisement  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities Bill included in Queen’s speechlast_img read more

2,000 fewer on live register

first_imgEmail Linkedin TAGSCentral Statistics Office (CSO)KilmallocklimerickLive RegisterNewcastle Westunemployment Advertisement Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace”  MORE than 2,000 people in Limerick city and county came off the Live Register over the past year, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office, which show that there are now 15,662 Limerick people claiming unemployment benefits.There are 11,537 people signing on in Limerick city, 2,247 in Newcastle West and 1,878 in Kilmallock.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Some 2,200 of those signing on are aged 25 or under, and 1,233 of those were men.The number signing on in the city fell by about 1,400 compared to July 2014;  this dropped by nearly 400 each in Kilmallock and Newcastle West.The number of women aged under 25 signing on in Limerick increased by nearly 100 since the start of the year.Altogether 30,340 people were signing on in the Mid West in July of this year, among a total of 343,100 people nationwide. News2,000 fewer on live registerBy John Keogh – August 20, 2015 711 Printcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleJason’s final wish is grantedNext articleFree college place for Limerick asylum seeker student Anna John Keogh WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Liverpool’s momentum grows in win over Swansea as stars return from injury

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was pleased his side’s momentum was not blown off course as his side ground out a 1-0 win over Swansea. “Good news for the big Liverpool family,” added Klopp, whose side moved up to sixth, just six points behind leaders Manchester City whom they beat last weekend. “Two very important players for us are back in the race and they did well for their situation, where they have come from after a long break.” Under-pressure Swansea boss Garry Monk was defiant in defeat, insisting his side did not perform like a team which has won just once since the end of August. “From minute one we were excellent today, from start to finish we limited a good Liverpool side to virtually nothing, we were never in danger,” he said. “We could have done a bit more in the final third but I can’t complain at all, I feel gutted for the players who were excellent today and deserved a lot more than they got. “At the end of the day it is my responsibility for results and results haven’t been good enough in this period but that did not look like a team in trouble did it?” Monk was unhappy about the award of the penalty, which came when Neil Taylor was adjudged to have handled Jordon Ibe’s cross. “The penalty was extremely soft,” he said. “It hits his elbow, Neil is facing the other way. I thought handball had to be intentional and it clearly wasn’t but the linesman put his flag up quickly. “To lose the game on a decision which was out of our hands is extremely disappointing. “It has kind of been part of the problem in this period in that the decisions you need to go for you go against you but it isn’t an excuse. “I’m not looking for excuses. I accept full responsibility for this run of results.” Press Association The German felt the football was affected by winds gusting up to 50mph but his side recorded their first Premier League home victory since he took over – and their first at Anfield since September 26 – thanks to James Milner’s 62nd-minute penalty. “The wind was crazy because it changed all the time. For both teams it was really difficult,” said Klopp. “In this time you cannot take this game and say ‘This is how football should be’. Wind is the biggest enemy of football but we did okay. “Players can usually play better passes but it is not easy. “This wasn’t our best performance but it was our best performance in a strong wind. “It was good in many parts of the game. We played against an opponent who were very well organised. “I think it was our best game in defensive organisation. “We made the goal and defended really well. Simon Mignolet had not that much work. It was a big plus for the whole team. “We were deserved winners. In this moment we have to fight in really difficult circumstances and that is what the boys did and everyone can be proud.” Liverpool received a further confidence boost from the returns of captain Jordan Henderson, out since mid-August, and Daniel Sturridge, making his first appearance since Brendan Rodgers’ last game in charge on October 4. last_img read more