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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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Action for Children's income falls for the third successive year

Action for Children’s total income has fallen for the third year in a row, due to “volatile markets” and “pressure on local authorities’ funds”, according to its latest set of accounts filed this week.

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.

George Osborne and Geoffrey Boycott

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has promised £1m from Libor fines to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance during a visit to the organisation’s air base this week.

Polly McGivern

Breast Cancer Now has appointed Polly McGivern as director of finance and corporate services to oversee the final integration of activity between the two recently merged breast cancer charities.

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.

» Daniel Phelan: Publisher, editor, social entrepreneur, intellectual

£23m secured in the last year by Social Investment Scotland

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has said that the past year has been a record one for the loan provider, with £23m of new or renewed investment secured.

Kids Company failed to build reserves despite receiving £90m unrestricted income

Kids Company reported a deficit in its free reserves in six of the past ten years despite receiving more than £90m in unrestricted income over the last decade - almost 80 per cent of all funding.

North Lees Hall, Derbyshire, owned by the Vivat Trust.

Heritage charity Vivat Trust has gone into liquidation owing £1.3m with the potential loss of 23 jobs, according to documents filed with Companies House on Friday.

Independent review of Kids Company warned Cabinet Office of cashflow issues a year ago

A review of the financial and governance controls at Kids Company warned that the charity needed to address its cashflow problems and keep up-to-date with payments to HMRC, more than a year before the charity collapsed.

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