Monthly Archives: April 2011

Being a ‘royal’ charity might be old-fashioned but is a good way of keeping hold of public trust

There is a fairly obvious link between the three charities that came top in a survey of charities’ reputations that has been published this week: the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Royal British Legion and Royal National Institute for the Blind. It’s not the first time charities with the word “royal” in their title have been… Read more »

Smoke and mirrors on the new Work Programme

Employment minister Chris Grayling issued a triumphant-sounding statement to mark the announcement of the new Work Programme providers. It read: “For the first time, those charities and voluntary sector organisations across the country with the know-how to help people with real difficulties in their communities get back to work are being given the chance to… Read more »