Oxfam accused of using gift aid for tax avoidance
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23 May 2016 | David Ainsworth

Gift aid is used by Oxfam and other charities as a form of tax avoidance, according to an article published last week by a right-wing think tank, questioning charities’ right to criticise tax havens.

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Intermediary appointed to address charity concerns with apprenticeship levy

Damian Hinds, exchequer secretary to the Treasury, has announced a point of contact for charities in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to help with the introduction of the apprenticeship levy.

Church Commissioners fund grows to £7bn

The Church Commissioners, the charity investment arm of the Church of England, has today announced a return on investments of 8.2 per cent in 2015, resulting in the fund being worth £7bn.

Sector bodies call on minister to exempt charities from Common Reporting Standard

Umbrella bodies have written to the minister for civil society to raise concerns that a transparency regime could cause funders to scale back on grants, and have called for the exemption of charities.

Charities in England and Wales had turnover of £71.2bn

Registered charities in England and Wales had a combined income of more than £71bn and employed almost a million people, according to annual returns filed with the Charity Commission in the period to March 2016.

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

 Big Society Capital has received £357m so far, annual review shows

Big Society Capital had received £357m to invest in social enterprises by the end of last year, and has so far invested £84m, according to an annual review published today.

The charity sector needs to stop apologising for past mistakes, CFG chair tells conference

The charity sector needs to stop apologising and have far more confidence in speaking out, the chair of the Charity Finance Group told his organisation's annual conference this morning.

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Rob Wilson, minister for civil society, will be opening the tenth annual Charity Finance Summit this October, which will also include a closing keynote from Simon Hopkins, chief executive of Turn2Us.

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BBC journalist and presenter Bill Turnbull has been confirmed as the host of the Charity Awards 2016.


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