Introduction of social pension funds could boost social investment, says report
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Introduction of social pension funds could boost social investment, says report

3 Sep 2015 | Alice Sharman

The introduction of social pension funds could help finance projects such as social housing, rehabilitation initiatives and environmental schemes, according to a report released today.

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Chief executive pay

Chief executives working for the UK’s top 100 charities had an average salary of just over £170,000 in the last year, but pay remains low compared to other sectors, according to exclusive research by Charity Finance magazine.

Council launches investigation into charity accused of giving only 13p of every £1 to good causes

A Scottish council is looking into concerns about a charity was accused of donating just £137,000 of its £1m income to good causes last year.

HMRC Credit: Steph Gray

HM Revenue and Customs has decided to reduce how often it publishes statistics about charity tax reliefs, despite concerns from sector bodies.

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.

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

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.

£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.

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