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Charities must record when employees use Twitter to campaign, Electoral Commission says 6

13 Oct 2014 | Emily Corfe

The Electoral Commission has said charities must record every time an employee is encouraged to tweet or post to Facebook about a potentially political issue, to check whether they should register under the Lobbying Act.

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Charity Commission won't take action against Society Network Foundation

The Charity Commission will take no action against the trustees of Society Network Foundation, even though it found that the Foundation’s accounts were not Sorp-compliant and that it varied the use of a government grant without obtaining written permission.

NPC calls for £10m from NHS budget to be diverted to partnership work with charities

The think tank NPC has called on the government to spend £10m from the existing NHS budget as a start-up fund for partnership work with health charities. 

National Insurance 'should be an eligible tax for gift aid purposes'

A report released today by nfpSynergy has called for National Insurance to be treated as a tax for gift aid purposes, so that more people will eligible for gift aid.

Nuffield secures £330m to fund growth

Nuffield Health has agreed a deal to borrow up to £330m from banks and institutional lenders to grow its organisation - the first time that the charity has been funded in this way.

So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.

» Finsbury Park Mosque told its bank account will be closed by HSBC

Golden Lane Housing: Social investment can be 'absolutely the right thing' to do

The director of Golden Lane Housing, the issuer of the first charity bond to be listed on the London Stock Exchange, has said that despite recent criticism of charities using social finance it can be a useful tool for the sector.

Japanese knotweed

Charities ought to treat their pension deficit like “Japanese knotweed” and try to “bury it out of existence”, delegates at yesterday’s Charity Finance Summit were told.


Barnardo’s income up 11 per cent

Barnardo’s has seen its total income increase by 11 per cent to £285.8m, according to its annual accounts for the year 2013/14.

CTG calls for VAT rebate scheme and gift aid reform to be part of Autumn Statement

The Charity Tax Group is urging the government to improve the VAT system for charities in its Autumn Statement, and is calling on the extension of VAT rebate schemes for emergency services and hospices.

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