21 Apr 2015
Charities have been left unsure how to obey tax rules after HM Revenue & Customs failed to publish guidance explaining how it will implement changes in VAT on direct mail, the Charity Tax Group said today.
The Cranfield Trust has raised concerns that bidding for public contracts by consortium adds an additional VAT charge to those partners that are not leading on the bid.
Just over 200 schools have turned into academies with charitable status since the Education Secretary Michael Gove pushed through legislation mid-last year allowing all schools to acquire academy status providing a boost for auditors.
The Centre for Social Justice has branded government spending “wasteful” and advises that initiatives "lack clear objectives and have been poorly managed and monitored", in a report released today.
Charity Finance was (and is) a truly proper read for anyone working in this industry. It was like Daniel himself - decent, informative, full of integrity and with a sprinkling of humour to lighten the load.
Kevin Curley, chief executive of Navca, has warned that the number of people employed amongst Navca’s members could be reduced by 25 per cent as a result of spending cuts.
Nick Hurd, minister for civil society, has voiced concern about the charitable sector’s "creeping dependence" on the state and says the government will not let charities become "semi-attached agents of the state".
The government plans to "embarrass" banks and their staff into donating more to charities by producing a league table of bankers' donations.
CFDG is setting up a working group to develop and implement ideas to improve levels of short-term professional volunteering in the sector.
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