The Big Society Network saga needs further digging
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The Big Society Network saga needs further digging

25 Jul 2014 | Richard Caulfield

Richard Caulfield was suspicious about the independence of Big Society Network way back in 2010.


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New accounting Sorps are finally published

The two new Statements of Recommended Practice (Sorps) that will apply to all charities that prepare accruals accounts for years beginning on or after 1 January 2015, have been published today.

Sorp 2015: Recognising income

Pesh Framjee considers the practical impact of changes to the Sorp, with a particular focus on the important area of income recognition.

Ray Jones

The process of recruiting charity trustees is “too opaque” and needs reform, the outgoing head of accountancy policy at the Charity Commission has said in an interview with Charity Finance magazine.

Ray Jones: Setting the standards

Ray Jones steps down as head of accountancy policy at the Charity Commission this summer. He tells David Ainsworth how financial reporting has changed since 1992.

Basically it looks like the government stuffing public money into their friend's pockets without actually expecting them to do anything for it.

» Cabinet Office overruled own grants panel to fund Big Society Network charity

Sorp approved for publication, could be available next month

The charities Statements of Recommended Practice have been approved for publication by the Financial Reporting Council, the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator announced today.

Will the Sorp be strangled at birth?

Might the two-Sorp regime be over almost as soon as it has begun? Helena Wilkinson thinks it is quite likely.

A two-Sorp future explained

Richard Weaver considers the impact two Sorps could have on the sector.

Going global on financial reporting?

A new study has investigated the appetite for a global charity reporting standard, report Louise Crawford and Gareth Morgan.

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