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Commission ‘urgently assessing’ Kids Company’s funding position

6 Jul 2015 | Alice Sharman

The Charity Commission has said it is in contact with Kids Company following recent media reports over the charity’s funding position.

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Sector leaders urge Chancellor to bring forward review of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

Nine charity sector umbrella organisations have warned the  Chancellor that if he does not address the complexity issues surrounding the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme in Wednesday’s Budget, increasing the amount charities can claim may not have any benefit.

Camila Batmanghelidjh steps down at Kids Company

Camila Batmanghelidjh has stepped down from her role as chief executive of Kids Company after a joint investigation by BBC Newsnight and Buzzfeed.

World Vision UK

World Vision UK has reported its highest ever income of £71.8m, according to the charity’s latest set of accounts.

RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has reported a £6.3m increase in fundraising income over the last financial year – from £51.7m in the year ending 31 December 2013 to £58m in 2014, according to the latest set of accounts.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Charities are not doing enough to defend themselves over pay, conference hears

Charities are not doing enough in response to attacks on chief executive pay, a Directory of Social Change conference heard yesterday.

Community share issues expected to increase by a third in 2015, report says

The number of community share issues is expected to rise by a third this year, according to a report published today by Locality and Co-operatives UK.

VAT tribunal judgment on investment management fees worth tens of millions to the sector

Charities should be able to reclaim VAT on investment management fees, a tribunal has ruled, in a move which is likely to mean tens of millions of pounds of additional cash for the sector.

St John Ambulance records first operating surplus in seven years

First-aid charity St John Ambulance has recorded its first operating surplus in seven years, as its income grew by nine per cent in 2014 to £99.2m.

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Peers debate changing definition of social investment

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The House of Lords last night debated whether to change the definition of social investment and whether...

Breast Cancer Now loses a quarter of its staff after merger

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Breast Cancer Now has reduced staff numbers by a quarter since the merger, through a mix of redundancy...

Institute of Fundraising unveils new mobile-compatible website

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The Institute of Fundraising has unveiled a new mobile-compatible website which it says better “reflects...

Get a mobile compatible website or lose donors, Google executive tells charity conference

2 Jul 2015

It is "not an option" for charities to have websites which don't work on mobile, because donors are increasingly...

Contactless donations set to soar, CAF study suggests

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There is a “massive future” for charity donations using contactless payment technology, according...

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