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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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HMRC (image credit: Steph Gray)

There is an “overwhelming case” for an early review of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme because most of the charities it was aimed at either do not know about it, cannot understand it, or are not eligible for it, a group of umbrella bodies has said.

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.

Social investment tax relief threshold 'should be £5m a year'

The government must change social investment tax relief rules to allow investment through funds, and to permit up to £5m of annual investment per organisation, Big Society Capital has said.

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.

Congratulations to the RNLI - this only goes to prove that working on long term (and short term for that matter) legacies really pays dividends in the end.

» RNLI legacy income rises to record £118m

Cabinet Office launches £1m end-of-life fund

The Cabinet Office has announced a new fund worth up to £1m, managed by Hospice UK, which will supply grants to organisations that support people at the end of their lives, and their families.

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.


Interim manager appointed at Afghan Poverty Relief

The Charity Commission has appointed Pesh Framjee of Crowe Clark Whitehill as interim manager of Afghan Poverty Relief, following the sentencing of two of its trustees for theft from the charity.

Angel of the North (image credit: Christine Matthews)

Virgin Money has announced plans to invest £1m in the North East after its offer to part-fund the Northern Rock Foundation fell through yesterday.

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