25 May 2016
Citizen’s Advice Scotland has denied reports it is “on the brink of collapse”, following allegations by a Scottish charity publication it could soon close.
Overall giving to charity fell by 5 per cent to £9.6bn in 2015, with medical research charities receiving the biggest proportion, according to the Charities Aid Foundation’s latest report.
The Cabinet Office has launched a consultation into new proposed policy directions for the Big Lottery Fund.
Gift aid is used by Oxfam and other charities as a form of tax avoidance, according to an article published last week by a right-wing think tank, questioning charities’ right to criticise tax havens.
Umbrella bodies have written to the minister for civil society to raise concerns that a transparency regime could cause funders to scale back on grants, and have called for the exemption of charities.
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The three UK charity regulators have opened a joint consultation on a revised list of “significant matters” that auditors and independent examiners must report.
The government has today announced its intention to introduce a Small Charitable Donations Bill to simplify the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme.
Rob Wilson, minister for civil society, will be opening the tenth annual Charity Finance Summit this October, which will also include a closing keynote from Simon Hopkins, chief executive of Turn2Us.
Big Society Capital had received £357m to invest in social enterprises by the end of last year, and has so far invested £84m, according to an annual review published today.