Northern Rock Foundation says closure 'inevitable'

Northern Rock Foundation says closure 'inevitable'

22 Apr 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

The Northern Rock Foundation will close after it failed to reach a funding agreement with Virgin Money, the new owner of the Northern Rock bank.


Northern Rock Foundation says closure 'inevitable'

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Charities warned on Commission debt collection scam

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Hurd confirms the end of Futurebuilders

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» Hodge moots 'bonfire' of the Charity Commission

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Sport England has invested £93,000 of exchequer funds in Volunteering England to encourage sports volunteering. The move comes in advance of the London 2012 Olympics volunteering strategy announcement in July.

Majority of top 5,000 charities' net assets take a tumble

The majority of the UK’s top 5,000 charities have seen the value of their net assets fall as a result of the recession, with the total value of the biggest charities’ assets taking a steep dive.

A few words of warning from Justin Davis Smith

Government policies need to be fleshed out but a coherent landscape for the sector exists within the coalition, said chief executive of Volunteering England Justin Davis Smith at a BT Volunteering event last night.

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