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Create a tradeable market for charity ‘debt instruments’, parliamentary group hears 8

14 Apr 2016 | Alice Sharman

A market should be created to allow investors to buy and sell charity "debt instruments", the chief finance officer of transport charity HCT told a parliamentary group heard yesterday.

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The Charity Commission has come in for criticism over the behaviour of its board and its governance structure. Kirsty Weakley takes a closer look at just who is running the regulator.

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HM Revenue & Customs has updated its guidance on digital gift aid, and said it will introduce a “pre-donation questionnaire” which supporters must complete before they can make gift aided donations online.

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