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Regulator publishes new research into factors the public associate with trustworthy charities

“Transparency is not enough: Charities need to demonstrate authenticity to rebuild trust” Charity Commission tells charities.

Being true to their values and the ability to demonstrate efficiency and impact join transparency among the most important ingredients of trustworthiness in charities, according to new research.

The Charity Commission has published the latest in a series of authoritative, independent studies examining the factors that the public associate with a trustworthy charity.

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Armed Forces Pension consultation regarding new flexible service opportunities

New Flexible Service Opportunities for Armed Forces Personnel and their Implications for the Armed Forces Pension Schemes

Over the last few years, we have talked extensively about the need to make the Armed Forces an attractive place to work; both to retain personnel and attract recruits. The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review committed this government to allow the Armed Forces to work flexibly, better reflecting the realities of modern life.

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Could you host a bright, enthusiastic future leader for a six-month project?

Secondments now form an integral part of the Civil Service ‘Fast Stream’ graduate development programme. The Whitehall & Industry Group (WIG), through the Charity Next scheme, leads on arranging secondments into registered charities and social enterprises for Fast Streamers in their 2nd year of the programme.

We are always looking to register charities and social enterprises as hosts for enthusiastic, capable fast streamers for six- month projects.

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Taken on Trust: awareness and effectiveness of charity trustees in England and Wales

Research into awareness and the effectiveness of charity trustees in England and Wales. Also includes Charity Commission response and provider perspective.

Taken on Trust: The Awareness of Charity Trustees in England and Wales
The new report (launched November 2017) in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants provides the most comprehensive picture of trusteeship in a generation, and recommends that charity boards do more to promote diversity and encourage applications from trustees from non-traditional backgrounds.

The research also finds that charity trustees, who are overwhelmingly volunteers, feel positively about their role and about the personal reward and satisfaction it gives them.

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