5 Jul 2016
Gift aid is used by Oxfam and other charities as a form of tax avoidance, according to an article published last week by a right-wing think tank, questioning charities’ right to criticise tax havens.
The government has today announced its intention to introduce a Small Charitable Donations Bill to simplify the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme.
The chief executive of homelessness charity Shelter has written to the government to ask them to stop using his charity's name in defence of an anti-advocacy policy.
The British Red Cross reduced its spending on fundraising by more than a fifth last year, and has predicted a drop in fundraising income as a result.
Charity Finance was (and is) a truly proper read for anyone working in this industry. It was like Daniel himself - decent, informative, full of integrity and with a sprinkling of humour to lighten the load.
As part of his dissertation, Olof Williamson identified 101 charities to have spiked and then sustained growth of over 100 per cent between 2008 and 2014. He discusses what these charities have in common.
Overall giving to charity fell by 5 per cent to £9.6bn in 2015, with medical research charities receiving the biggest proportion, according to the Charities Aid Foundation’s latest report.
Sector bodies are calling for the government to make a full impact assessment of gift aid donor benefit rules over concerns that the “highly complex” rules could deter small charities from claiming gift aid.
Comic Relief has created a £9.5m fund from surplus investment income to “support innovative ways to tackle relief of poverty”, according to its annual report, published this week.