William Castelll, chair, Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust's investment portfolio reaches £18bn

19 Dec 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

The Wellcome Trust has posted a 15.4 per cent return on its investment portfolio, earning £2.5bn for the year to 30 September 2014.


Wellcome Trust's investment portfolio reaches £18bn

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Neil Cleeveley

The government’s new £100m Transition Fund will not give grants to infrastructure organisations whose main mission is to support other civil society groups, the BIG Fund said today.

Dr Christine Gill

The RSPCA has lost its appeal against the High Court ruling that overturned the will of a woman who left her £2m farm to the charity.

Tax on defined benefits

On 14 October 2010, the government issued proposals and draft legislation which will affect you if you offer defined benefit pension schemes to any of your employees. Rachel O'Donoghue explains.

Computer code: decoding the jargon

With Christmas fast approaching John Tate unwraps a few nuggets of computer-speak coal that you might find hiding in the IT stocking.

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.

» Finsbury Park Mosque told its bank account will be closed by HSBC

Tools of the trade: Impact measuring

Vibeka Mair reviews some of the tools available to help charities demonstrate impact. 

Minister for civil society Nick Hurd

The government’s £100m Transition Fund for service delivery organisations in England that are facing cuts to their public sector funding, opens for applications today.

The community of Akumadan outside their new school

Niki May Young believes the need for international aid is greater than the need for localism.

The pension time bomb

Charities should professionalise their pension fund trustee boards says Bikram Dhesi.

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