Cabinet Office fund 'cost sector more than grants given'

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3 Apr 2014 | David Ainsworth

A Cabinet Office fund may have cost the sector more in application costs than it received in grants, a charity chief executive has claimed.


Cabinet Office fund 'cost sector more than grants given'

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Steve Moore is setting up a new charity, the Great Charter Foundation

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.

Definition of charity for tax purposes 'attacks charities, not tax avoiders'

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.

Judy Robinson, Invovle Yorkshire & Humber

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.

John Hemming, chair, Charity Tax Group

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.

» Philanthropy is in a 'sorry state' Ronnie Cohen tells charity leaders

Ray Jones

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.

Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office

The Third Sector Research Centre recently finished examining 30 public service mutual spin-outs. Dan Gregory summarises the findings and concludes that culture is more important than structure - no matter what Francis Maude says.

Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says

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.

Commission to launch new register of charities next month

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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