10 Mar 2014
The government has pledged to set up a new working group to revise the model gift aid declaration and develop new marketing collateral to try to increase take-up of the tax relief by donors, as part of its Autumn Statement.
The most optimistic scenario for the voluntary sector in the next public spending round is overall funding cuts of “hundreds of millions if not billions” of pounds, whichever party gets into power, according to a new report by CFDG.
Health minister Phil Hope told the House of Commons yesterday that charitable donations made to hospital fundraising campaigns will never become part of general NHS budgets.
A former Everton Football Club chief executive has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of stealing thousands of pounds from the club’s charity.
The Charity Commission may be under-resourced and timid as a result of past failures, but the answer is not a bad decision based on the false premise that tax status is all that is important to charitable status.
A Conservative MP has admitted that there will be “pain across the public sector”, even in areas protected against spending cuts.
HMRC has decided that those charities that are deemed by the Charity Commission not to be meeting the public benefit test when they are assessed, but who reorganise themselves and eventually make the grade, will not lose their tax reliefs for the period they were deemed to be failing.
Community Interest Companies will be able to pay dividends of up to 20 per cent of each share under changes outlined by the CIC regulator.
The government is to give its policy response to the Charity Pooled Funds Consultation as part of the 2010 budget, which is expected to take place before the general election.