10 Mar 2014
Social Enterprise UK has raised concern that the new social investment tax relief will exclude companies limited by guarantee with a social mission, but the CIC Association argues it only costs £15 to convert to a CIC structure, which is eligible for the relief.
Shelter chief executive Adam Sampson is to leave the homelessness charity after six years to become the first chief of a new legal services ombudsman.
Baroness Julia Neuberger, the government’s independent volunteering champion, has called for more offenders to be able to volunteer as part of their rehabilitation. Baroness Neuberger said: “There simply wouldn’t be a reliable criminal justice system in this country without the dedication of volunteers so I want to see more emphasis put on their role right across the system.”
HSBC has created a new investment vehicle with the tax advantages of an ISA in a bid to raise £50m to help vaccinate children.
Delivery of the government fund aimed at charities that wish to merge or collaborate with other charities is being shared by Futurebuilders and Capacitybuilders, in the first instance of the two organisations officially working together.
I cautiously wish OSCR well with this. But is it really a regulator's job to ensure the public understand who charities are and what they do?
A charity has topped a poll of the top small companies for employees for the second year in a row.
A former charity project manager has been given a three-year prison sentence after stealing more than £80,000 in three years.
Financial advisers are having trouble finding charities to help their cash-strapped clients, according to research commissioned by advice charity Turn2us. More than a third of the 293 advisers polled said they have to rely on word of mouth to identify those charities that can provide further assistance, such as benevolent funds. Some 52 per cent said they didn’t know which charities provided such grants, while 35 per cent said they didn’t know how best to access them once they’d identified them.