Results 1–20 of 1832 for charity commission

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Charities (21 Jul 2016)

Rob Wilson: The Government has taken a number of steps to improve public trust and confidence in charities in England and Wales The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 gives the Charity Commission new and enhanced powers to tackle serious abuses of charitable status. The Charity Commission is already taking a more robust approach to tackling abuse and mismanagement and has also...

Supported Housing: Benefit (20 Jul 2016)

Grahame Morris: ...on current and future tenants of these specialist housing schemes; further notes that there is already a significant shortfall in this type of housing provision across the country; notes that charities, housing associations, councils and others have made Government Ministers aware of the damaging impact these cuts will have on tenants and the financial viability of these schemes and that...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Service Agencies: Merseyside (20 Jul 2016)

Ben Gummer: ...Bodies Directory in December 2015, agencies with a principal office in Merseyside are: a) Executive Agency: Crown Commercial Service, in Liverpool. b) Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs): Charity Commission for England and Wales, Health and Safety Executive, both in Bootle; Disclosure and Barring Service and National Museums Liverpool, in Liverpool. In addition, the Government Property...

Policing and Crime Bill - Second Reading (18 Jul 2016)

the Bishop of Southwark: ...police call-outs to betting shops. The right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans, who wished to attend this debate, himself submitted a freedom of information request recently to the Gambling Commission, which reveals a 68% rise in reports of violence against the person at London betting shops over the last five years. Much of that rise has been linked to the increase in the number of...

Poverty - Motion to Take Note (14 Jul 2016)

Lord Desai: My Lords, it is a privilege and an honour to follow the noble Baroness, who has done so much for digital literacy in this country. I entirely agree with her last suggestion that people in the charity field should improve their digital skills. The Charity Commission should also improve its website. I have been there and it is a nightmare. The noble Lord, Lord Bird, started by saying that...

Supported Housing (12 Jul 2016)

Peter Aldous: ...moves from residential care to supported living, about £185 per week can be saved. If that is extrapolated nationally, it means a saving of at least £72 million per annum for social care commissioning budgets. However, specialised supported housing has other advantages in comparison with residential care. In a care home, the minimum standard for an individual room is 12 square...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Citizens Resident in the United Kingdom (Right to Stay) (12 Jul 2016)

Tom Brake: ...their long-term future in the UK, and they need this assurance now, before their futures are used as bargaining chips in our negotiations with the EU. The Prime Minister has just appointed a new EU commissioner to replace Jonathan Hill, rather than leaving that to his successor. He should also act now while he still has time to secure the rights of EU citizens by unconditionally granting...

Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (8 Jul 2016)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: ...Dalit Freedom Network UK, FLEX, the International Justice Mission, UNICEF UK and Walk Free. The Bill has also been positively received by the British Retail Consortium and Kevin Hyland, the Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner. Clause 2 inserts public bodies into the Modern Slavery Act. Many contract and agency workers end up working on government contracts and this type of labour is...

Backbench Business: Blood Cancers — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (7 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: ...of the pharmaceutical industry treating the NHS as an increasingly pressurised retail-based consumer that struggles with this explosion of ever more expensive technology, we become a partner. Then, in return for sharing our clinical assets, for working with charities and the industry around our £1 billion-a-year National Institute for Health Research network, and for our leadership in...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: VAT: women’s sanitary products (7 Jul 2016)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...worry, I have more to say on green energy VAT later in Committee. The amendment to the Budget resolution led to the Minister raising the issue at the European Council and it being addressed in the Council communiqué. In April, the European Commission published an action plan on VAT. That was a move further towards a single European VAT system based on the destination...

Dormant Betting Accounts (5 Jul 2016)

Tracey Crouch: ...and can be anything from a few months to more than two years. If the account remains dormant beyond that period, many operators will absorb the funds into their profit line. The previous Government commissioned an independent report to investigate whether unclaimed winnings or money in dormant accounts could be put to good use. The report was undertaken by Lord Foster of Bath, and...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Apprenticeship levy (5 Jul 2016)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...’d argue that the three million target should not be sacrosanct, and that quantity should not trump quality.” Can the Minister therefore outline what regulatory framework or safeguards are in place to ensure that the quality of apprenticeships is up to scratch? The Charity Finance Group is particularly concerned that the charitable sector does not have highly developed human...

Employment for People with Disabilities — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (5 Jul 2016)

Margaret Greenwood: ...doing so little to help employers to retain skilled and experienced employees who may become poorly or disabled? We need practical measures to support disabled people at work, enabling them to thrive and protecting them from leaving the labour market prematurely. Some disability charities have recommended more flexible leave arrangements, as well as extending Access to Work. Even if the...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (5 Jul 2016)

Select Committee on Charities: Charities. 3:45 pm; Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 4:00 PM) Ms Paula Sussex, Chief Executive, Charity Commission Ms Sarah Atkinson, Director of Policy and Communications, Charity Commission

Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 - Motion to Regret (4 Jul 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...not talked about them specifically because they are slightly off the main point of this debate. The regulations will be reviewed within five years of entering into force. I also commit, here and now, to commissioning Public Health England to update its evidence report on e-cigarettes annually until the end of this Parliament and to include within its quit-smoking campaigns consistent...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Palliative Care (4 Jul 2016)

Edward Timpson: ...to the Short Breaks Partnership (a consortium made up of Contact a Family, the Council for Disabled Children, Action for Children, and KIDS) to provide information and advice to those involved in designing, commissioning, providing, and taking up short breaks for disabled children. The Department for Education has allocated £200m funding over the next 4 years to support innovation and...

Hearing Loss: Action Plan and Commissioning Framework — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] (30 Jun 2016)

Alistair Burt: ..., so I appreciate her taking part in the debate. The hon. Member for Poplar and Limehouse set out, broadly, the situation affecting the action plan and looked forward to the next stage, including the commissioning framework, which I will touch on. He spoke about the practicalities of life, paying tribute to those who put in the loop systems, and about how well technology has improved...

Public Institutions - Motion to Take Note (30 Jun 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...did not notify people who would be affected by it. Let us name one of them, because we know who we are talking about it: the idea that anyone does not know that my noble friend Lord Kinnock was a commissioner seems to me extraordinary. I am going to put that subject to one side, because I think that the noble Lord, Lord Paddick, has said what needed to be said. The title of the debate was...

Automatic Registration: UK Elections — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (29 Jun 2016)

Owen Thompson: ...and support the actions of the Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign outside Parliament this afternoon. The views of people with disabilities are also not represented sufficiently. Scope, the disability rights charity, found that 67% of disabled voters who attempted to vote encountered one or more barriers when they tried to exercise their democratic right. That is simply...

UK Security and Entry Clearance Procedures (29 Jun 2016)

Siobhain McDonagh: ...meeting at the Luton mosque. The Khatm-e-Nubuwwat—translated as the “finality of the Prophet”—movement has been implicated in the violent persecution of members of the Ahmadi religious sect in the UK and Pakistan. Despite that, it is a registered charity in the UK and is listed on the Charity Commission website. Members may well be aware that Khatm-e-Nubuwwat is...


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