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JustGiving pays £1.6m reclaimed gift aid to thousands of charities after updated HMRC guidance

25 Jul 2016 | Emily Corfe

Charities that lost out on gift aid payments because donations on JustGiving included messages of support from more than one person will now receive the lost funds, following updated guidance by HMRC.

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Report: UK banks are lending £3bn to social organisations

A report commissioned by RBS has estimated that banks in the UK have over £3bn invested in outstanding lending to social organisations, and that there is no evidence that banks discriminate against the social sector.

Access Foundation makes first investment and calls for more proposals

Access – the Foundation for Social Investment has made its first investment, into a fund providing loans to health and social care charities in the South West, and calls for more applications to its Growth Fund.

Jo Cox

A charity supported by the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox, has been awarded £375,000 of money raised through Libor fines.

Commission becoming 'fully weaponised enforcement agency', Parliament warned

Charity representatives accused the Charity Commission of "regulation led by red top" and said the government is trying to silence the sector, in a Parliamentary committee hearing yesterday.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Change rules around public contracts to let charities compete fairly, Big Society Capital tells government

The government must make three changes to public commissioning to make the rules fairer for charities and social enterprises, a group led by Big Society Capital has warned ministers in a letter today.

Grants to Kids Company 'were in line with Cabinet Office remit' say accounts

The head of the National Audit Office has cleared the Cabinet Office of acting inappropriately over how it awarded grants to Kids Company, shortly before the charity collapsed last year.

Charity Commission looking into complaints at Garden Bridge Trust

The Charity Commission has opened an operational compliance case into the charity established to build and deliver London’s new Garden Bridge following complaints over the charity’s expenditure.

 Oxfam faces 20 per cent spending hit following Brexit, warns fundraising director

Oxfam will have to spend up to 20 per cent more to help the same amount of beneficiaries, following a drop in the value of the pound after the referendum result, its director of fundraising said earlier this week.

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