Charity Commission asks government to allow unemployed to volunteer more reliably

October 18, 2015 11:39 pm Published by

Charity Commission asks government to allow unemployed to volunteer more reliably  The regulator is concerned that requirements placed on those claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance can make it difficult for them to commit to regular volunteering Charity Commission asks government to allow unemployed to volunteer more reliably | Third Sector The Charity Commission is in talks with the Department for Work and Pensions about allowing people who claim Jobseeker’s Allowance to take up charity volunteering and trustee roles more reliably without losing their benefits. At the All Party Parliamentary Group for Civil Society and Volunteering meeting in Westminster yesterday, the Charity Commission also reiterated that it would require primary legislation to allow it to charge charities for its services. Currently, people who... View Article