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Wellcome Trust rejects call to make 'grand gesture' over fossil fuel investments

30 Mar 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

The Wellcome Trust’s director has defended the charity’s investments in fossil fuel firms, arguing that it uses its position as a shareholder to influence companies.

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The government said today that it will go ahead with plans to double the audit threshold for most charities from £500,000 to £1m, making up to 4,000 charities exempt from audit requirements.

Almost 5,200 charities late filing financial documents with Charity Commission

Around 5,200 charities are currently late filing accounts or annual returns with the Charity Commission, according to updated figures published on the Register of Charities this week.

OSCR to publish annual reports and accounts on its website

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has confirmed it will publish the annual reports and accounts of charities with incomes over £25,000 on its website, and says it intends to have the facility available by the end of this year.

Girls’ Day School Trust income up to £274m

The Girls’ Day School Trust, the UK’s 12th largest charity, has increased its income by 17 per cent to £274m, according to its recently published accounts.

A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.

» Former Citizens Advice chief David Harker dies

CFG and NCVO support proposed audit threshold rise

Charity sector bodies have supported proposals to raise the audit threshold from £500,000 to £1m, in a joint response to a government consultation.

WWF UK’s total income rose seven per cent in 2014 financial year

WWF UK's total income for the year ending June 2014 rose to £62.2m, an increase of £3.8m, or seven per cent, from the previous year.

Cabinet Office proposes doubling charity audit threshold to £1m

The Cabinet Office has launched a consultation on doubling the income thresholds above which charities must have their accounts audited.

Department of Health in Whitehall

New guidance has been published to help NHS charities break away from the NHS and become independent charities regulated only by the Charity Commission.


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