13 Nov 2014
The Charity Commission will receive £9m of extra funding over the next three years, as well as new powers to bar trustees and shut down charities, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.
The Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland has initiated legal proceedings against its benefactor the Lloyds Banking Group over an alleged breach of their covenant, after being given just £38,920 rather than the £3.5m it believes it is due.
A top lawyer has condemned the lack of guidance available on the imminent Equality Act, saying that both the Charity Commission and the Equality and Human Rights Commission have left charities “in limbo”.
Gareth Jones explains the think-tank’s proposed system for moving gift aid administration online.
Tax avoidance may be legal, but it is still obnoxious. And the rest of us pay additional tax as a result. If I were asked whether the accountants and legal experts who set up these schemes are 'fit and proper persons', I know what my answer would be.
More than £750m is lost every year in gift aid because of an outdated system that disincentivises charities and the Treasury to make the most out of it, according to a report by think-tank ResPublica.
Sue Ryder Care's trading arm has secured pro bono help to put in place an environmental management system that will reduce its waste and use of energy, water and materials, eventually saving the whole charity tens of thousands of pounds per year.
The second wave of the largest sector survey ever conducted has been launched by the Office for Civil Society today.