15 May 2014
The National Trust has launched a renewable energy trading company to sell electricity generated on its land back to its supplier, as part of the charity's plan to save £4m per year on its energy costs.
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.
Forty-one per cent of charities expect their general situation to improve in the next 12 months, compared to 25 per cent who expect it to worsen, according to data collected by NCVO.
The government has rejected calls to introduce a central database of gift aid declarations, which many in the sector say would simplify the system and increase take-up of the tax-free giving scheme.
A single and largely centralised body will never meet the need for a regulatory body to oversee an increasingly diverse sector.
Nicky Morgan, the new Financial Secretary to the Treasury, is to keep responsibility for charity taxation following a Cabinet reshuffle.
11 Apr 2014
Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.
Joe Irvin, chief executive of Navca, has suggested grants from the Big Lottery Fund are tied to a ‘voucher’ to buy in support services which will build the sustainability or longer-term resilience of the project or organisation.
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