10 May 2016
HM Revenue & Customs has updated its guidance on digital gift aid, and said it will introduce a “pre-donation questionnaire” which supporters must complete before they can make gift aided donations online.
Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, has written to minister for civil society Rob Wilson, expressing “serious concerns” about the Charity Commission’s governance, and asking him to address the issue “as a matter of urgency”.
The Charity Commission has come in for criticism over the behaviour of its board and its governance structure. Kirsty Weakley takes a closer look at just who is running the regulator.
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.
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28 Apr 2016
The government has promised that there will be greater scrutiny before awarding grants to charities, as it rolls out a raft of measures as a result of the collapse of Kids Company.
The government has said it is “pausing on implementation” of the anti-advocacy clause, which will restrict organisations that receive taxpayers' money from lobbying government.
A child sex abuse inquiry and recent Charity Commission guidance mean all charities should review their safeguarding practices and some may face significant compliance costs, according to a recent round table discussion.
A plan to introduce a “pre-donation questionnaire” for supporters before they can make gift aided donations online has been criticised as “completely ridiculous” and damaging to giving.