Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey

Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey

27 Feb 2015 | Hugh Radojev

A survey conducted by nfpSynergy has found that Britons prefer to shop at charity shops rather than using online marketplaces like eBay or Gumtree.


Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey

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Bankers would be "embarrassed" into giving more

The government plans to "embarrass" banks and their staff into donating more to charities by producing a league table of bankers' donations.

CFDG aims to increase levels of volunteers

CFDG is setting up a working group to develop and implement ideas to improve levels of short-term professional volunteering in the sector.

Former Lloyds chair calls for new 21st century corporate philanthropy

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VAT on jointly-employed staff

A recent tribunal throws up new concerns for those jointly-employing staff for VAT purposes. Colin Laidlaw advises.

It seems to be a rather British trait that we often don't tell people how much we value and appreciate them until after they've died - I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to celebrate Dan's successes with him at the 200th anniversary celebrations and that he was properly acknowledged by all at the Charity Awards 2014. RIP Dan - you'll be missed.

» Daniel Phelan: Publisher, editor, social entrepreneur, intellectual

Interest rates market outlook: February 2010

As January 2011 comes to an end, Ian Buss reflects on past inflation predictions which could be mirrored in the year ahead. 

Substantial donors rules change

Draft clauses have been published by HMRC to replace the substantial donor rules for charities. Owen Clutton runs through the effects this could have for your charity.

Companies Act changes could affect charities

Sukanya Ransford and Andrew Studd run through changes to the Companies Act 2006 which could affect any organisation established as a company limited by guarantee.

Public service tendering changes

On 13 December 2010, the government withdrew, with immediate effect, the Code of Practice on Workforce Matters in Public Sector Service Contract. Emma Sanderson takes us through the implications. 

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