12 Feb 2015
WWF UK's total income for the year ending June 2014 rose to £62.2m, an increase of £3.8m, or seven per cent, from the previous year.
Civil society has grown by over 8,500 organisations from 2006 to 2008, according to the latest NCVO Almanac out today.
New donors setting up Charities Aid Foundation Trust Accounts gave £70m in the first quarter of 2010, more than triple the £20m given for the same period in 2009.
Two Conservative parliamentary candidates have come under scrutiny from the Charity Commission this year, just as the party is trying to highlight its links with civil society.
The Conservatives have revived an abandoned proposal to re-name the Office for the Third Sector the Office for Civil Society, and has pitched the voluntary sector as key to delivering its Big Society agenda.
So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.
HMRC has unveiled the data it proposes charities should have to provide when it introduces its iXBRL online filing requirements, and is asking charities to give feedback.
The Labour Party has moved to quell fears that the voluntary sector would lose out in its National Lottery funding plans, promising that after 2012 the Big Lottery Fund will be given back the full proportion of money it relinquished to pay for the Olympics.
The Liberal Democrats have promised to simplify criminal records checks, increase gift aid by 1 per cent and allow banks to let people operate charitable giving accounts alongside their current accounts, in their manifesto released today.
The Conservatives have emphasised ‘Big Society’ solutions to its recurring complaint about broken society in its manifesto, but offered little new strategies for the voluntary sector.