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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.


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

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There should be no such thing as an unpaid internship in charities, says NCVO

NCVO has warned charities against “inadvertently exploiting” young people by creating poor-quality, unpaid internship positions.

Rob Wilson

The Big Society has succeeded and charities have more volunteers and more funding than when the government came to power in 2010, minister for civil society Rob Wilson said yesterday.

Major parties commit to more support for charities delivering health and social care

Members from all three of the major political parties said yesterday that the voluntary sector has a bigger role to play in working with the NHS to deliver better social care.

Karen Gravestock will be speaking at the conference

The conference, which will be held on 7 July at BMA House in London, is focused on helping charities get the most out of their property.

A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.

» Former Citizens Advice chief David Harker dies

Commission investigates 17 more charities which failed to file accounts for two years

The Charity Commission today announced further inquiries into 17 "double defaulting" charities that have not filed accounts for at least two years.

Measures to tackle business rate relief could harm charities, say CFG and NCVO

Ideas put forward by government to tackle business rates avoidance would harm charities and should not be taken forward, according to a consultation response submitted today by four charity infrastructure bodies.

Navca income down by more than half after end of 'one-off' grant

Community infrastructure body Navca saw its income fall from £2.6m to £1.2m in the year to March 2014, mostly due to the end of a one-off £1m grant from the Department of Health.

David Harker, 1951 - 2015

David Harker, former chief executive of Citizens Advice, passed away yesterday on his birthday after a short illness. He was 64.

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