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.
Connexions Staffordshire, a £12m-turnover charity that until recently employed 330 staff, is to be wound up and its services absorbed into Staffordshire County and Stoke-on-Trent City Councils.
Prime contractors for the government’s Work Programme will have to prove that they are developing partnerships with small, specialist voluntary sector providers in order to win contracts.
The Co-operative Bank has reported a large surge in charity business which it attributes to the sector's disillusionment with mainstream banks following the recession.
Sue Ryder has launched its own campaign to battle red tape on VAT announcing that it will lose £1m in irrecoverable VAT following the increase to 20 per cent beginning today.
A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.
The Association of Charitable Foundations plans to oppose the suggestion contained in the Giving Green Paper that foundations should make a minimum annual payout in order to boost the sums flowing to charities.
Sir Stephen Bubb has called for banker's bonuses to be taxed in order to fund the Big Society Bank.
The government is pinning its hopes on technology being the catalyst to prompt more giving of both time and money, in its Giving Green Paper published last week.
The UK government has pledged £40m to help alleviate an estimated £64m shortfall in the UN’s disaster fund following a year which saw a reported 263 million people devastated by natural disasters.
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