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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FRSB and ICO will investigate after Daily Mail makes fresh claims about charities selling contact lists

1 Sep 2015

The Fundraising Standards Board and information regulator have both said that they will investigate "concerning"...

Charities miss out on more than £1bn a year in donations, says survey

28 Aug 2015

Charities that "pester" donors by phone and email are putting people off donating to the tune of £1bn...

Charity bike ride to expand to Bristol and Liverpool in 2016

27 Aug 2015

Nightrider, a charity fundraising bike ride, has announced that it will be expanding into two further...

Home-Start announces the death of its founder Margaret Harrison

1 Sep 2015

Margaret Harrison, founder of the family support charity Home-Start, passed away on Sunday 16 August....

Trustees were paid to review the Halo Trust following CEO's suspension

28 Aug 2015

Two trustees at the Halo Trust were paid a combined total of £120,000 to review the charity’s structural,...

Acevo’s membership increases for the first time in six years

27 Aug 2015

The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations has reported that its membership is up...

Facebook adds 'Donate Now' button

25 Aug 2015

Charities in the UK can now ask their supporters to give directly via Facebook, after the social media...

New website and tagline for Stonewall

21 Aug 2015

Equality charity Stonewall has today revealed its new website and has added the tagline “acceptance...

Royal British Legion launches new mobile compatible website

19 Aug 2015

The Royal British Legion has launched a new mobile-compatible website which it says will “encourage...