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Wellcome Trust's investment portfolio reaches £18bn

19 Dec 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

The Wellcome Trust has posted a 15.4 per cent return on its investment portfolio, earning £2.5bn for the year to 30 September 2014.

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Tax relief on giving is expected to rise by 11 per cent in the year to March 2015, suggesting a large increase in donations over the course of the year, according to provisional figures published today by HM Revenue & Customs.

Andrew O’Brien moves from NCVO to head CFG’s policy team

Andrew O’Brien is to join the Charity Finance Group as head of policy and public affairs.

Nick Davies, NCVO public services manager

The Department for Work and Pensions has agreed to introduce measures expected to improve the Work Programme for voluntary sector sub-contractors, according to a response document published today.

Sir Stephen Bubb, CEO of Acevo

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Congratulations to the RNLI - this only goes to prove that working on long term (and short term for that matter) legacies really pays dividends in the end.

» RNLI legacy income rises to record £118m

Government commits another £2.3m to support Kew

Nick Clegg yesterday announced an additional £2.3m of funding to support Kew Gardens’ botanical research and plant science, just ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on its funding.

Campbell Robb, CEO of Shelter

The three-day strike planned by Unite members at Shelter has been averted at the eleventh hour after the charity’s management made a fresh pay offer.

Make a Difference Day 2011

Volunteering charity CSV has admitted that its pension deficit is its biggest risk in the future even though it recently paid £2.2m into the scheme from the fire sale of its properties.

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The mental health charity Glasgow Association of Mental Health is facing funding cuts of 40 per cent, following a decision by Glasgow City Council last Thursday.

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