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Charity leaders ask government for a £1.5bn VAT rebate for the sector 1

5 Mar 2015 | Kirsty Weakley
Tags: VAT | Gift aid

Leaders from six umbrella organisations have urged the government to use the Budget to extend a VAT rebate scheme which would save the charity sector up to £1.5bn per year.

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Mencap care staff strike over pay

Employees at five care homes run by mental health charity Mencap in Wakefield staged a 48-hour walkout following a pay dispute last weekend.

Shelter staff on strike at threat of dismissal

Contract rebels at homelessness charity Shelter have been told they will be out of a job if they refuse to accept amended pay and working conditions by the end of the month. While the charity is stressing that no employee has yet been relieved of their duties, staff are being informed that a failure to sign the new contract before it comes into force on 1 April will effectively result in their dismissal.

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Charity leaders are much more confident than their private sector counterparts about their organisation's ability to ride out any economic turbulence in the coming months, according to the NCVO's first Charity Forecast Survey.

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» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Northern Rock Foundation cuts back

Northern rock foundation has confirmed that it is cutting back planned expenditure by up to £9m due to the uncertainties over its future levels of funding.

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