10 Mar 2014
The government has pledged to set up a new working group to revise the model gift aid declaration and develop new marketing collateral to try to increase take-up of the tax relief by donors, as part of its Autumn Statement.
A former chair of the Ethnic Minority Foundation (EMF) has been accused of misappropriating £625,000 of the charity’s money.
The RNLI has reached a settlement agreement with Mark Hallam, the charity’s former finance director, who sought to bring a claim to Employment Tribunal for constructive dismissal.
Treasury has today announced that it will publish a road map for social investment in 2014; and introduce two social investment tax reliefs, for social enterprises and social impact bonds.
The NCVO pay panel addresses a problem that doesn't exist -- setting up a straw man to beat to a pulp -- and has by its mere existence made it seem that a deep, dark scandal is brewing within the charitable sector. It would have been far better to greet phony media muck-raking with the scornful silence it deserved. Thanks for nothing, folks.
More sector commentators have come out in defence of the Charity Commission in the wake of the National Audit Office report, with Directory of Social Change CEO Debra Allcock-Tyler saying the report is “fundamentally flawed”.
The damage to fundraising caused by the Daily Telegraph's stories on charity salaries was highlighted yesterday by Martyn Lewis, chair of NCVO, who said five British Red Cross donors withdrew their standing orders as a result.
Minister for civil society Nick Hurd has today launched a consultation on strengthening the powers of the Charity Commission in the wake of a damning government report on the regulator.
Sector bodies have voiced cautious support for the Charity Commission following today’s damning National Audit Office report into the regulator’s effectiveness, with NCVO calling for a progress report in 2015.