13 Nov 2014
The director of Golden Lane Housing, the issuer of the first charity bond to be listed on the London Stock Exchange, has said that despite recent criticism of charities using social finance it can be a useful tool for the sector.
The Charity Tax Group is urging the government to improve the VAT system for charities in its Autumn Statement, and is calling on the extension of VAT rebate schemes for emergency services and hospices.
BeatBullying will go into administration after suffering “significant financial difficulties”, the charity’s trustees have said in a statement.
After the National Audit Office published its report into Big Society Network grants and a former Nesta trustee tweeted that Nesta was also “forced” to fund BSN back in 2010, Nesta chief executive Geoff Mulgan conducted a review into his organisation’s support for the agency. Tania Mason analyses his findings.
A report released today by nfpSynergy has called for National Insurance to be treated as a tax for gift aid purposes, so that more people will eligible for gift aid.
So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.
The Charity Commission will take no action against the trustees of Society Network Foundation, even though it found that the Foundation’s accounts were not Sorp-compliant and that it varied the use of a government grant without obtaining written permission.
The Charity Retail Association has appointed Martin Blackwell, who is currently chief executive of the Association of Town and City Management, to succeed Warren Alexander at the helm of the organisation.
The Charity Commission and Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator launched a search today for new members of their joint Sorp Committee, to provide advice on best financial practices within the charity sector.
The chair of the Big Lottery Fund’s risk committee was an adviser to Big Society Network when he was appointed to the BIG board by the Cabinet Office in December 2012, BIG has confirmed.