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National Trust will sell green energy back to supplier

24 Apr 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

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.

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Civil society still growing in size and income, 2007/08 Almanac shows

Civil society has grown by over 8,500 organisations from 2006 to 2008, according to the latest NCVO Almanac out today.

CAF sees new donor activity rise more than three-fold to £70m

New donors setting up Charities Aid Foundation Trust Accounts gave £70m in the first quarter of 2010, more than triple the £20m given for the same period in 2009.

Charity Commission alerted to Conservative candidates

Two Conservative parliamentary candidates have come under scrutiny from the Charity Commission this year, just as the party is trying to highlight its links with civil society.

In equities we trust

David Davison looks at the Church of England's strategy to manage its final salary pension liabilities.

A single and largely centralised body will never meet the need for a regulatory body to oversee an increasingly diverse sector.

» Hodge moots 'bonfire' of the Charity Commission

Office for Civil Society returns in Tory 'Big Society' agenda

The Conservatives have revived an abandoned proposal to re-name the Office for the Third Sector the Office for Civil Society, and has pitched the voluntary sector as key to delivering its Big Society agenda.

Catholic Care must pursue the activities that its donors intended

Catholic Care's trustees would be breaking the law if they did not spend donations on activities that advance the Catholic faith - even if those activities are discriminatory in civil law - says Hal Broadbent.

The importance of creating a culture of volunteering in the UK

In the face of looming public spending cuts, John May, the chief executive of Young Enterprise argues the benefits of maintaining investment in volunteering.

HMRC outlines online filing requirements

HMRC has unveiled the data it proposes charities should have to provide when it introduces its iXBRL online filing requirements, and is asking charities to give feedback.

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