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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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.

Cancer Research UK fundraising tops £460m

Total income at Cancer Research UK was boosted by £44m, or 9 per cent, last financial year, with fundraising income rising to £460m.

Charity fraud and tax-avoidance is an ‘industry’, says HMRC

HMRC’s policy adviser on charities has emphasised the scale of the charity fraud and tax-avoidance problem – by describing it as an industry of its own.

Accounting standard FRS 102 is published

The Financial Reporting Council has today issued FRS 102, the financial reporting standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland, following several delays.

Financial Reporting Standard 102 to be published this month

The FRS 102, the proposed new financial reporting standard for all organisations in the UK and Republic of Ireland, will be published in the next couple weeks.

MPs hear evidence of Work Programme failures from charities

The handover of unemployed people from JobCentres to Work Programme providers is a flawed process, several charities told a cross-party group of MPs today.

PKF offers charities advice on saving postage VAT

Accountancy firm PKF has released guidance for charities on reducing the VAT on their post, following recent increases.  

Mary Craig, chief executive, Lloyds Foundation for Scotland

The Lloyds Banking Group has won its appeal in the Supreme Court against paying £3.5m back to the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland.

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