15 May 2014
Steve Moore, the chief executive of Big Society Network, is setting up a new charity and last month invited the deputy chair of the Magna Carta Trust - the charity awarded £1m by the government in Wednesday’s Budget - to join its trustee board.
Proposals to create a definition of a charity for tax avoidance purposes “attack charities, not tax avoiders”, a Charity Tax Group briefing on the Budget heard earlier this week.
The chief executive of umbrella body Involve Yorkshire & Humber has said sector funding is “topsy-turvy”, with too much attention paid to a minority of charities which can take on social investment and a emphasis on the ‘vast majority’ of charities' funding needs.
Users of charity-based tax avoidance schemes such as the Cup Trust will in future have to pay any disputed tax upfront, following the introduction of measures announced by Chancellor George Osborne in today’s Budget.
Charities and social enterprises will get to scale in health - if they are given a chance. The improvements that they can deliver are huge.
Ray Jones, head of accountancy policy at the Charity Commission, has taken voluntary redundancy and will step down in the summer after over a decade in the role.
Charities are becoming “extraordinarily disconnected” from donors and supporters who do not understand the work they do, Ian Theodoreson, chair of the Charity Finance Group and chief financial officer of the Church of England, said last week.
The Charity Commission will publish a new online register by the end of May which will display more information about charities, including whether their trustees are paid.
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