Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey
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Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey

27 Feb 2015 | Hugh Radojev

A survey conducted by nfpSynergy has found that Britons prefer to shop at charity shops rather than using online marketplaces like eBay or Gumtree.

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Social enterprise and investment need their own regulator, says Big Society Capital

The government should create a new regulator for social enterprise and social investment which would work in parallel with the Charity Commission, Big Society Capital has said in a manifesto document published today.

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The Charities Property Fund has grown to £865m after reporting £100m of new transactions in December last year.

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Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive, NCVO

Political parties' policies for the sector are vague and lack a clear narrative, and the sector must respond by outlining its own vision of the future, the chief executive of the NCVO told a debate on the election last night.

Office for Civil Society pilots programme to improve commissioning of charities

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The government said today that it will go ahead with plans to double the audit threshold for most charities from £500,000 to £1m, making up to 4,000 charities exempt from audit requirements.

Dawn Austwick, Big Lottery Fund

A £5.3m programme aimed at proving the effectiveness of early intervention grant funding has been launched today by the Big Lottery Fund, Comic Relief and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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