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National Trust will sell green energy back to supplier

24 Apr 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

The National Trust has launched a renewable energy trading company to sell electricity generated on its land back to its supplier, as part of the charity's plan to save £4m per year on its energy costs.

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The Law Commission has proposed changes to the law on how charities make social investments.

Oxfam International to relocate HQ abroad

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Amnesty charity reserves fell to 18 days' spend

The charitable arm of Amnesty International UK had 18 days' worth of free reserves at the end of 2013, less than half the charity’s minimum target, according to accounts filed last week with Companies House.

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Northern Rock Foundation says closure 'inevitable'

The Northern Rock Foundation will close after it failed to reach a funding agreement with Virgin Money, the new owner of the Northern Rock bank.

HMRC doubles scrutiny of charity gift aid claims following Cup Trust

HM Revenue & Customs more than doubled the number of investigations into claims for gift aid in the tax year 2012/13, according to figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

DFID announces UK's first development impact bond

The UK is to launch the first development impact bond - an international version of the social impact bond - International Development Secretary Justine Greening has said.

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.

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