Kids Company to lead to tighter rules around government grant giving

Kids Company to lead to tighter rules around government grant giving

28 Apr 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

The government has promised that there will be greater scrutiny before awarding grants to charities, as it rolls out a raft of measures as a result of the collapse of Kids Company.


Kids Company to lead to tighter rules around government grant giving

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Government ‘pausing on implementation’ of anti-advocacy clause

The government has said it is “pausing on implementation” of the anti-advocacy clause, which will restrict organisations that receive taxpayers' money from lobbying government.

Unity Trust Bank lending increased 56 per cent

Unity Trust Bank has revealed that its lending has increased by 56 per cent in 2015 to £46.8m, according to its Social Impact Report.

Apprenticeship levy employers guide published

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has published the Apprenticeship Levy Employers Guide, but the Charity Finance Group still has some concerns.

High Court rules on Cup Trust gift aid claim

The Cup Trust’s £46m gift aid claim can be withdrawn, the High Court ruled yesterday.

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HMRC opens consultation on the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

HMRC has opened a consultation on the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme – but the Charity Finance Group has told the Revenue that it “needs to think bigger”.

Researchers likely to be exempt from anti-advocacy clause, but not charities

The government has indicated that it will exempt researchers and academics from the anti-advocacy clause in grant contracts, but not charities.

Regulator tells Age UK that its commercial partnership poses ‘a significant risk’

The Charity Commission has told Age UK that participation in the energy market poses “a significant risk”, and that it should look at whether continued involvement is in the charity’s best interest.

Rob Wilson at the launch Credit: SEUK

Social Enterprise UK yesterday launched a challenge which aimed to encourage high profile businesses to spend £1bn with social enterprises by 2020.

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