SCOTLAND’S faith in charities has been restored after the sector suffered a series of scandals.
STRICTER controls on charities and tougher rules on fundraising were yesterday unveiled by the Scottish Executive as part of proposed reform of laws.
DONATIONS to Scottish charities worth an estimated £100m have disappeared without trace, an investigation into the running of the nation’s 30,000 voluntary groups has revealed.
PROPOSALS for tougher controls over Scotland’s charities were unveiled by the Scottish Executive yesterday.
TWO suspended charity workers have lashed out at city chiefs after being barred from speaking at a council meeting.
CITY leaders today demanded answers over fresh allegations of missing money at a troubled Capital homeless charity.
THE amount of money given to charities in Scotland has plummeted in the wake of recent scandals surrounding the funding of rogue charities.
THE head of Scotland’s voluntary bodies has called for the new charities watchdog to be given powers to probe professional fundraising firms which make millions of pounds by soliciting donations for good causes.
A LEADING Scottish university has been accused of putting pressure on a "whistleblower" not to publicise concerns about a charity that is alleged to have spent just £1.5 million of £13 million raised on good causes.
AFTER it was alleged to have spent only £1.5 million of £13 million raised on good causes, the charity Breast Cancer Research (Scotland) has had its assets frozen by the Court of Session.
A CHARITIES watchdog overseeing Scotland could be in place by the end of the year, the Executive confirmed today.
AN INDEPENDENT regulator with sweeping powers to monitor and investigate charities will be appointed by the end of the year, Scotland on Sunday can reveal.