13 Nov 2014
Consumers charity Which? spent just under 7 per cent of its total income on senior staff salaries, with its chief executive earning up to £340,000, according to its recently published annual accounts.
The Parks Trust, a charity that looks after Milton Keynes’ parks and green spaces, has taken out a £30m loan to buy further commercial property in the city.
Big Issue Invest is set to receive £250,000 for its Social Ethical Investment Fund from a new social investment initiative between fundraising and philanthropy consultancy, Bethechange and wealth management boutique, Addidi.
I was watching Dave one evening last week (as you do) when the 2007 episode of Dragons Den featuring social entrepreneur Paige Allen came on. I’d not seen it before so I watched with interest.
OSCR has opened an inquiry into Scottish children’s charity the Sick Kids Foundation following press reports that its £15m New Pyjamas Campaign has spent more than £500,000 but raised just £60,000 in its first ten months.
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.
HM Treasury has agreed to defer for a year the implementation of the international accounting standard that threatened to see donations to NHS charities lumped in to general NHS balance sheets.
The new national Social Enterprise Mark has had a mixed start, with strong support from one of the first social enterprises in the UK, The Big Issue, but criticism and rejection by the Scottish network of social entrepreneurs, Senscot.
Scotland’s charity regulator has given short shrift to the Accounting Standards Board’s proposals to develop a new accounting standard for public benefit entities.
The Church Commissioners and the Church of England Pensions Board have sold their shares worth £3.8m in controversial mining company Vedanta on the advice of the Church’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group.