Daily News Roundup – 14 March 2013

Categories: In The Media.

UK woefully under-prepared for ageing society, say peers

BBC News

The UK is ‘woefully underprepared’ for the social and economic challenges presented by an ageing society, a Lords committee has warned.

Police review after retired GP Dr Iain Kerr admits helping patients to die

BBC News

Dr Iain Kerr, now retired, believes GPs should be allowed to help patients end their lives.

Ban on NHS gagging orders

The Guardian

Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, says constraints on departing staff speaking out are hiding health service’s failures.

Financial pressures risk undermining volunteering in NHS and social care

Charity Times

A new report published by The King’s Fund has found that, unless a more strategic approach is taken, financial pressures risk undermining the use of volunteers in health and social care.

Parliamentary inquiry into Growing Giving launched

Civil Society

The Charities Aid Foundation has launched a year-long cross-party Parliamentary inquiry into ‘Growing Giving’ in a bid to source ideas on how to boost young philanthropy, workplace giving and giving in older age.

UK charities are missing out on £665m in donations every year

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

People would give more if they were better informed, largest ever survey of its kind shows.

Charity wins VAT case against HM Revenue & Customs

Third Sector

First-tier VAT tribunal agrees that a new training centre built by outdoor activity charity Longridge On The Thames should be zero-rated for VAT.

Beacon of Hope: Hywel Dda Health Board in palliative care talks

BBC News

Health chiefs are still in talks over the future of palliative care in north Ceredigion three months after Beacon of Hope closed.

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