Home Office Minister Fiona Mactaggart told voluntary sector leaders at the Labour Party Conference that she would deliver a charities bill.
Fiona Mactaggart MP was speaking at NCVO's charities reception held at the Labour Party Conference on 29 September. She was joined by Gordon Brown, Tessa Jowell and many other MPs, senior opinion formers and voluntary sector leaders.
A retired police officer has admitted stealing £9,800 between August 1999 and June 2000 from the Dream Foundation, the children's charity he helped to set up.
David Foley admitted 15 charges of theft at Newcastle Crown Court. A police officer for 30 years, Foley was in the dock together with his wife Elaine. Charges against both of them of conspiracy to defraud were dropped.
A commemorative fund established by gardening charity the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and promoted to funeral directors has proved to be highly popular with donors, reaching its annual target in the first five months.