12 Feb 2015
Sector must address gap between public perception of charities and the truth, says Sir Stuart Etherington 1
Public perception of what charities do can be very different to the truth and an "intelligent engagement with the public" is needed to address this, the chief executive of the NCVO said yesterday.
VAT rates will not be frozen for charities’ non-business activities following the parliamentary review of amendments to the Finance Bill yesterday.
Croydon Council has created a £350,000 transition fund to help charities who will lose funding when it starts cutting £1.2m from its voluntary sector budget in October.
The Life-Time UK Alliance and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) have appointed McDonalds as "presenting partners" to lead the recruitment of 70,000 volunteers for the London 2012 Olympics.
I hope this is an example that other medical charities will follow as it is very difficult to explain to the public why there are so many charities for certain causes.
The Shaw Trust is still waiting for confirmation from the coalition government that it will honour the 16 Work Choice contracts awarded to it by the Department of Work and Pensions just before the election.
HMRC has admitted that it got its initial guidance on the Fit and Proper Persons Test wrong, but concerns remain despite the release of an amended document last week.