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Charity sector bodies 'disappointed' by HMRC decision on publishing tax statistics

28 Aug 2015 | Alice Sharman

HM Revenue and Customs has decided to reduce how often it publishes statistics about charity tax reliefs, despite concerns from sector bodies.

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Charity sector bodies 'disappointed' by HMRC decision on publishing tax statistics

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81 per cent of small and medium charities ‘struggling’ to survive, says survey

Just over 80 per cent of small and medium charities are struggling to obtain enough funding and a further 63 per cent are “seriously worried” about ongoing income, according to a report released by Lloyds Bank Foundation.

Adam Leeder, elected councillor for Ipswich Bourough Council and a BDO consultant

Although the Social Value Act is having a positive impact, Adam Leeder believes the government is right to decide against increasing its scope.

Charlie Wigglesworth

For all the opportunities the Social Value Act promises, there is little evidence it is helping charities and social enterprises win contracts, says Charlie Wigglesworth.

Social enterprise and investment need their own regulator, says Big Society Capital

The government should create a new regulator for social enterprise and social investment which would work in parallel with the Charity Commission, Big Society Capital has said in a manifesto document published today.

A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.

» Former Citizens Advice chief David Harker dies

Robert Ashton

A period of recovery after an accident has jolted Robert Ashton out of his comfort zone.

Liam Black

Charities and social enterprises can become so focused on pleasing funders that they lose sight of beneficiaries, a social enterprise conference heard yesterday.

CAN and Senscot part ways with UnLtd over its vision for a 'private-profit social sector'

Social enterprise support organisations CAN and Senscot have ended their relationship with UnLtd, set up to manage a £100m fund for social entrepreneurs, over concerns that grants from the fund are being awarded to for-profit organisations.


Simplify social impact bonds and cut red tape around social investment, says G8 taskforce

World governments must simplify social impact bonds and strip away red tape around social investments, according to a report published today by an international task force set up by David Cameron.

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