13 Mar 2014
Community interest companies are “still not very attractive”, despite the government’s decision to raise the dividend cap, according to Rodney Schwartz, CEO of social business marketplace ClearlySo.
The Funding Commission, set up by the NCVO a year ago to examine ways of transforming the funding climate for civil society organisations, is not expecting to publish its final report for several more months.
Oxfam has decided not to appeal against a High Court ruling from last year which prevented it from retrospectively claiming VAT worth £3m.
The Charity Commission may be under-resourced and timid as a result of past failures, but the answer is not a bad decision based on the false premise that tax status is all that is important to charitable status.
Volunteering charity CSV has appointed Ruth Jenkins as its new director of finance following the retirement of former director Chris Snelling.
The National Coalition for Independent Action has written an open letter to the chief executives of the sector’s major umbrella bodies who have all endorsed the revised Compact, complaining that the new document is wholly inadequate.
Just a fifth of charities have assessed the impact of the 2012 pension reform, which will see all employers, for the first time, having to automatically contribute to an employee’s pension, unless he or she opts out.