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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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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.

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.

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.


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

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.

CRI

Crime Reduction Initiatives (CRI) has reported income last year of £116.8m, its highest-ever revenue and more than double the figure of five years ago.

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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