15 May 2014
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.
Forty-one per cent of charities expect their general situation to improve in the next 12 months, compared to 25 per cent who expect it to worsen, according to data collected by NCVO.
The government has rejected calls to introduce a central database of gift aid declarations, which many in the sector say would simplify the system and increase take-up of the tax-free giving scheme.
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.
Nicky Morgan, the new Financial Secretary to the Treasury, is to keep responsibility for charity taxation following a Cabinet reshuffle.
Joe Irvin, chief executive of Navca, has suggested grants from the Big Lottery Fund are tied to a ‘voucher’ to buy in support services which will build the sustainability or longer-term resilience of the project or organisation.
Jane Tully, deputy director of policy at CFG, has been appointed head of insight and engagement at debt advice charity the Money Advice Trust.
Hasting Pier Charity, which aims to restore an East Sussex seaside pier damaged in an arson attack, has raised £590,000 from community shares in six months.
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