Charity Shops Survey 2014: The rag trade

Charity Shops Survey 2014: The rag trade

2 Oct 2014 | David Ainsworth

David Ainsworth reports on some of the highlights of this year’s Charity Shops Survey.


Charity Shops Survey 2014: The rag trade

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Cultural services exemption

Bill Lewis looks at a recent case that saw HMRC accept that films can be cultural.

Further Sorp uncertainty

Sudhir Singh and Simon Erskine look at the implications of two new consultations on the accounting of charitable companies, and how these create further uncertainies over the new Sorps.  


Crime Reduction Initiatives (CRI) has reported income last year of £116.8m, its highest-ever revenue and more than double the figure of five years ago.

Mark Fisher is the new director of the Office for Civil Society and Government Innovation Group

Helen Stephenson is leaving her post as director of the Office for Civil Society and being replaced by Mark Fisher, currently social justice director at the Department for Work and Pensions.


Congratulations to the RNLI - this only goes to prove that working on long term (and short term for that matter) legacies really pays dividends in the end.

» RNLI legacy income rises to record £118m

Clare Pelham, CEO of Leonard Cheshire Disability

Social investment is not reaching its potential because trustees feel "alienated" by the language used, the chief executive of Leonard Cheshire Disability told a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday.

Jonathan Jenkins, CEO of Social Investment Business

The chief executive of the Social Investment Business published a tweet on Saturday night shortly after Brooks Newmark resigned, which stated that Nick Hurd was “moved” from his post as minister for civil society.

IT security

Charity Finance organised a debate on IT security, hosted by Ntegra. Ian Allsop accessed the discussion and shares the expert opinions that were offered.

Nearly 40 redundancies at Lincolnshire education charity

Linkage Community Trust has made 39 people redundant as the learning disabilities charity works to refocus its services on more localised projects and reduce its dependence on specialist further education and residential students.

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