Jonathan Last

Jonathan Last

Freelance journalist

Jonathan Last is a freelance journalist and was a reporter at Charity Finance for nearly two years until October 2013.

Previously he was the assistant editor of a magazine covering the renewable energy sector and spent some time as an English teacher both in the UK and abroad.

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Merlin income drops 12 per cent in pre-merger year

International health charity Merlin suffered a 12 per cent loss of total income from £68.9m to £60.9m in 2012, the last full financial year before it joined Save the Children.

Save the Children shop in Barmouth. Image courtesy of Taff.

Welsh business minister Edwina Hart has proposed no immediate changes to business rates for charity shops, but at the same time made clear that the matter is not closed.

Charity shops are fastest-growing on high street

New research reveals that the type of business with the highest net increase on the nation’s high streets is the charity shop.

Former Oxfam anti-fraud boss in £60,000 theft trial

The ex-counter-fraud leader at Oxfam UK is to stand trial next year accused of stealing more than £60,000 from the charity.

The real mountain that charities have to climb is in regaining a sense of decency - realizing that charity chief executives' pay is money donated by ordinary people and intended for good causes. It is not some entitled gravy train for charity executives to live the high life.

» Public think CEO pay is poor use of charity money, research finds

Chloe Smith, Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office

The government has launched a consultation aiming to make it easier for small and medium-sized organisations to bid for public sector contracts.

OSCR to adopt ‘more proactive approach’ to the sector

OSCR is broadening its focus from almost solely on regulation to becoming “a more outward-reaching proactive organisation”.

SCVO: government arm's-length organisations should not be charities

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is planning to investigate Scotland's local authority arm’s-length organisations, claiming that they don't deserve their charitable status.

Caron Bradshaw, CEO, CFG

CFG has said the government's proposals for social investment tax reliefs are "overly restrictive".

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