10 Mar 2014
Turning Point CEO Victor Adebowale told a hall full of charity trustees yesterday that he would not be silenced by the lobbying bill and urged them to step up their campaigning at election time despite the bill.
Gift aid and other tax reliefs, worth over £1bn to charities, have not been proven to actually increase the amount of money given to good causes, according to a report released today by the National Audit Office.
Margaret Hodge, the chair of the Parliamentary committee which scrutinises how the government spends its money, suggested yesterday that HMRC could regulate the sector and that the Charity Commission could be “a little quango on a bonfire”.
The salaries of the chief executives at Britain’s 50 best-known charities has increased at nearly the same pace as the increase in income at those charities, according to a new report.
Surely it's for each organisation to decide whether contract delivery fits with their ethos and business model.
The first tenants have this week moved into a new £9m hub for social enterprises in the East of England.
The December 2013 edition of Charity Finance magazine is the 200th issue. To celebrate, the team at Civil Society Media hosted a party on the 31st Floor of Centre Point, central London. Editor-in-chief and founder of the magazine, Daniel Phelan, reflected on the journey so far. This is the full text of his speech.
HMRC and the National Audit Office yesterday both claimed charity sector support for their opposing views on whether charitable donations have risen as a result of gift aid.