Charity Commission gets £9m funding boost and new powers to tackle tax avoidance and terrorism
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Charity Commission gets £9m funding boost and new powers to tackle tax avoidance and terrorism

22 Oct 2014 | David Ainsworth

The Charity Commission will receive £9m of extra funding over the next three years, as well as new powers to bar trustees and shut down charities, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.

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BeatBullying's technology CIC has not filed accounts with Companies House

A software community interest company set up by the BeatBullying Group in 2012 is almost a year late filing its first set of accounts.

Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

Age UK spent £1.81m on 120 redundancies in 2014, on top of £1.17m last year, as part of a review of the structure of the organisation, according to its latest annual accounts.

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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.

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.

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

BeatBullying to go into administration due to financial difficulties

BeatBullying will go into administration after suffering “significant financial difficulties”, the charity’s trustees have said in a statement.

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.

Charity Commission won't take action against Society Network Foundation

The Charity Commission will take no action against the trustees of Society Network Foundation, even though it found that the Foundation’s accounts were not Sorp-compliant and that it varied the use of a government grant without obtaining written permission.

Charity Retail Association appoints new chief executive

The Charity Retail Association has appointed Martin Blackwell, who is currently chief executive of the Association of Town and City Management, to succeed Warren Alexander at the helm of the organisation.

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