14 May 2015
Booktrust, a charity providing free books to children, which has had its funding slashed by the Department for Education, is to enter talks with the Department to mitigate its losses.
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.
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.
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.
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.