7 Oct 2014
The Charity Commission has contacted the trustees of the Bradley Wiggins Foundation after the charity was criticised for using funds to sponsor a women’s professional cycling team.
An adviser to a new charitable incorporated organisation that spent more than a year trying to open a bank account has blasted Barclays for its onerous demands and disproportionate due diligence.
Charities are likely to lose tens of millions of pounds this year from a fall in the price of recycled clothing and other textiles, known as rag.
Shelter is carrying out a “detailed review” of its charity shops, which may lead to some store closures, after its retail operation made a loss of £100,000.
Guide Dogs increased its fundraising income by 8 per cent to £71.4m last year, but spent more than £31.2m generating it – a rise in its fundraising costs of nearly 28 per cent.
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.
Social impact bonds are clunky and expensive, more money from unclaimed assets is available to fund the sector, and Labour may expand the Social Value Act, a Parliamentary debate on the social economy heard earlier this week.
The Department for International Development has launched a new fund, expected to be worth £150m over five years, to support small and medium-sized development charities.
The Cabinet Office is seeking to recover almost £34,000 from Big Society Network for money that was “not spent in line with the grant agreement”.
Social investment organisations will be celebrated in a new awards ceremony announced today by the Cabinet Office.
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