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Charity investigated after it did not know its own income

23 Aug 2016 | Emily Corfe

The Charity Commission has opened an inquiry into a charity that underestimated its own annual income by almost £500,000, or 78 per cent.

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Charities ask Treasury for clarity on EU funding for the sector

Charity representative bodies have written to the Treasury seeking assurances about European Union funding.

Funding shortfall at Garden Bridge Trust widens after supporters pull out

The Garden Bridge Trust has come in for more criticism after BBC Newsnight revealed that its funding shortfall is £22m more than previously thought.

OSCR produces guidance for community groups that want to register to benefit from tax break

OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator, has published a briefing note to help organisations that need to obtain charitable status in order to continue to claim tax relief on water and sewerage charges.

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The Charity Finance Group said it is “disappointed and concerned” by the government’s plans to press ahead with a new apprenticeship levy in April next year, despite claims the levy could funnel charity money to private businesses.

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Government to include contactless payments in GASDS

HMRC has published a summary of responses to the consultation on simplifying the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme, but the Institute of Fundraising has called it a "missed opportunity".

Charity Commission London HQ

The Charity Commission has announced that it has protected more than £3m of assets at a Christian charity which had to be wound up after evidence was found of “serious mismanagement and misconduct” by its trustees.


Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England

A new study of the economic impact derived from the work of employment charity Tomorrow’s People over a seven-year period suggests that its youth programme delivers £3.80 worth of benefit for every £1 it costs to run.

More than £500m donations paid into CAF

The Charities Aid Foundation has had over £500m paid into it for the first time, according to its latest annual report.

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RSPCA ranked fourth in global charity social media brand index

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Charity Commission retracts story which indicated it would no longer publish all accounts

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The Charity Commission has published a news story announcing it will no longer display documents received...

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