10 Mar 2014
Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.
Charity Commission staff are set to strike next week after union members from across the civil service voted in favour of industrial action.
The majority of the Office of the Third Sector’s 40 strategic partners get most of their income from the government, putting them squarely in the firing line for imminent public spending cuts.
The Bridges Sustainable Property fund is to invest £5m in care sector specialist developer Castleoak.
CFDG is creating a forum to tackle banking issues faced by civil society organisations. Running on a bi-yearly basis, the Charity Banking Forum will comprise of members of the Charity Finance Directors’ Group (CFDG) and representatives from the banking industry.
Charities and social enterprises will get to scale in health - if they are given a chance. The improvements that they can deliver are huge.
Euclid is to hold a meeting on the formation of a European Bank for Social Investments (EBSI) in April.
Community transport organisation HCT Group has teamed up with Bridges Ventures to design a new financial instrument for the sector that allows returns to investors to rise or fall in line with the organisation’s revenues and social impact.
The government should hold a root and branch review of the tax system for charities, according to the spokespeople for the two main opposition parties.
The loan book of the Social Investment Business should be sold and the proceeds passed to the new Social Investment Wholesale Bank, according to NCVO chief executive Stuart Etherington.
25 Mar 2014