13 Nov 2014
The Charity Tax Group is urging the government to improve the VAT system for charities in its Autumn Statement, and is calling on the extension of VAT rebate schemes for emergency services and hospices.
Chancellor Alistair Darling has asked civil society leaders for evidence of the sector’s ability to deliver efficiencies for the government by providing more public services.
Conservative MP Oliver Letwin has said the Tories will ask the voluntary sector to go beyond its current capacity if it wins the next election.
Conservative MP Oliver Letwin has expressed his “regret” that charities focus so much effort on campaigning, just hours after NCVO chief Stuart Etherington and former Shelter head Adam Sampson lauded civil society's campaigning activities.
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.
The Funding Commission, set up by the NCVO a year ago to examine ways of transforming the funding climate for civil society organisations, is not expecting to publish its final report for several more months.
Former PricewaterhouseCoopers senior manager Judith Twentyman has joined grantmaking charity the Impetus Trust as its new finance director.
Volunteering charity CSV has appointed Ruth Jenkins as its new director of finance following the retirement of former director Chris Snelling.