'Charities better at talking transparency than actually being transparent' nfpSynergy report finds
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10 Oct 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

Charities are not taking steps to improve their transparency, with information about admin costs, trustee expenses and chief executive salaries “in a pdf and difficult to find”, new research by nfpSynergy has found.

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'Charities better at talking transparency than actually being transparent' nfpSynergy report finds

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Kathy Evans

Social finance is “absolutely the wrong thing” for the voluntary sector, Children England chief executive, Kathy Evans said yesterday.

Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has said charities must record every time an employee is encouraged to tweet or post to Facebook about a potentially political issue, to check whether they should register under the Lobbying Act.

Paula Sussex: 'We cannot give charities the benefit of the doubt'

Paula Sussex, the chief executive of the Charity Commission, has said the Commission is now focusing on "robust regulation" and will not allow charities the benefit of the doubt.


Michelle Russell, the Charity Commission's director of investigations, monitoring and enforcement

The Charity Commission’s senior management team has shrunk from 11 down to five under the leadership of new chief executive Paula Sussex.

Tax avoidance may be legal, but it is still obnoxious. And the rest of us pay additional tax as a result. If I were asked whether the accountants and legal experts who set up these schemes are 'fit and proper persons', I know what my answer would be.

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

National Audit Office building

The National Audit Office has opened a fresh investigation into the funding of Big Society Network, to establish whether the issues identified in its first report indicate “wider systemic problems” within government and the Big Lottery Fund.

National Insurance 'should be an eligible tax for gift aid purposes'

A report released today by nfpSynergy has called for National Insurance to be treated as a tax for gift aid purposes, so that more people will eligible for gift aid.

Mark Fisher is the new director of the Office for Civil Society and Government Innovation Group

Helen Stephenson is leaving her post as director of the Office for Civil Society and being replaced by Mark Fisher, currently social justice director at the Department for Work and Pensions.

 

HMRC (image credit: Steph Gray)

There is an “overwhelming case” for an early review of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme because most of the charities it was aimed at either do not know about it, cannot understand it, or are not eligible for it, a group of umbrella bodies has said.

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