Kew Gardens

More than 100 Kew Gardens staff face redundancy

31 Mar 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Up to 125 jobs could go at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew because the organisation faces a shortfall of £5m for its 2014/15 budget, the charity has said.


More than 100 Kew Gardens staff face redundancy

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Cabinet Office fund 'cost sector more than grants given'

A Cabinet Office fund may have cost the sector more in application costs than it received in grants, a charity chief executive has claimed.

Regulators recommend two Sorps but reject disclosing chief executive pay

Two separate Statements of Recommended Practice are needed to govern charity accounts, according to a consultation analysis published today by the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

Commission to launch new register of charities next month

The Charity Commission will publish a new online register by the end of May which will display more information about charities, including whether their trustees are paid.

Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says

Charities are becoming “extraordinarily disconnected” from donors and supporters who do not understand the work they do, Ian Theodoreson, chair of the Charity Finance Group and chief financial officer of the Church of England, said last week.

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.

» Definition of charity for tax purposes 'attacks charities, not tax avoiders'

Lisa Nandy, shadow minister for civil society

Shadow minister for civil society Lisa Nandy has warned that charity leadership needs to tackle the problem of unfair pay ratios in charities, saying she has found a gulf between what people at the top and those on the frontline in charities say about pay.

HMRC may toughen gift aid declaration, not simplify it

HM Revenue & Customs may toughen up the gift aid declaration rather than simplify it, delegates heard last week at a Charity Tax Group briefing on the Budget.

DFID announces UK's first development impact bond

The UK is to launch the first development impact bond - an international version of the social impact bond - International Development Secretary Justine Greening has said.

Financial Reporting Council to investigate Cup Trust's auditors

The Financial Reporting Council has extended its investigation into the Cup Trust to include its auditors, Hillier Hopkins LLP.

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