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Trustee quits CFG board in protest at management and governance 4

14 Jul 2015

Charity Finance Group trustee Uday Thakkar resigned from the board last month, citing “serious concerns” with the organisation’s management and governance.


Trustee quits CFG board in protest at management and governance

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Government wrote off almost £600,000 in tax owed by Kids Company

Kids Company had a tax bill of £590,000 waived by the government in 2003, it has been revealed.

Charity sector faces a £4.6bn income shortfall, says NCVO report

Cuts in government funding will leave the charity sector facing a £4.6bn hole in its finances by 2018/19, according to a report published today by NCVO.

Sector leaders urge Chancellor to bring forward review of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

Nine charity sector umbrella organisations have warned the Chancellor that if he does not address the complexity issues surrounding the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme in Wednesday’s Budget, increasing the amount charities can claim may not have any benefit.

National Memorial Arboretum

The government has committed nearly £70m to military charities and other good causes over the next five years.

A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.

» Former Citizens Advice chief David Harker dies

 Futurebuilders lost money but helped develop social finance, independent report says

Futurebuilders England, the social investment fund, lost three per cent of the value of its loans, but was successful at demonstrating the effectiveness of social investment, according to an independent report published yesterday.

Olive Cooke

The tragic death of Olive Cooke was a defining moment for the sector and everyone involved in running a charity is responsible for addressing the issues, says Andrew Hind.

Cabinet Office building

The most senior civil servant in the Cabinet Office warned against providing a £3m grant to Kids Company because the charity was unlikely to meet its conditions, but was overruled by ministers, letters published today reveal.

Make it easier for charities to exit local government pension schemes, says PwC report

Charities with employees in local government pension schemes should have longer to pay off debts when they leave and those debts should be calculated on a more generous basis, a recent report has recommended.

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