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Three-quarters of social enterprises would vote for Britain to stay in the EU, survey says

4 Feb 2016 | Alice Sharman

Almost three-quarters (74 per cent) of social enterprise leaders would vote for Britain to stay in the European Union, while 67 per cent would be worried about access to European social funds if Britain left, a survey has revealed.

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CFG condemns Commission for lack of consultation on updated reserves  guidance

The Charity Commission has updated its trustee guidance on reserves, CC19, but the Charity Finance Group has objected to its failure to consult on it first and expressed concerns that it could make the sector less resilient.

Christian Aid

Christian Aid's income fell by £3.7m during the last financial year, partly down to generating "less than we had planned" particularly during Christian Aid Week, its latest annual report shows.

Framjee slates True and Fair Foundation's analysis and sector's use of cost ratios generally

A charity sector accountant has published a 17-page report identifying errors in the True and Fair Foundation’s analysis of charitable expenditure and called for an end to the use of cost ratios as a measure of effectiveness.

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust has announced plans to commit up to £5bn to its “charitable mission” over the next five years.

Charity Finance was (and is) a truly proper read for anyone working in this industry. It was like Daniel himself - decent, informative, full of integrity and with a sprinkling of humour to lighten the load.

» Daniel Phelan: Publisher, editor, social entrepreneur, intellectual

Marie Curie

End-of-life charity Marie Curie has reported a total income of just under £156m for the year ending 31 March 2015, according to its annual report and accounts.

Committee confirms all charities will move to FRS 102 Sorp from 2016

The Charities Sorp Committee has confirmed that all charities will be required to adopt a Statement of Recommended Practice based on the FRS 102 accounting standard.

Action on hearing loss

Action on Hearing Loss saw its total income fall by almost £10m over the year to March 2015, after a spike in the previous year because of a property sale.

Co-operative bank

Sir Stephen Bubb has said he will write to the Co-operative Bank after it emerged that the bank will close several charities' accounts after reviewing its "risk appetite".

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Microsoft to donate $1bn worth of cloud storage and services to charities

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