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Children's centre numbers fell by 800 after almost £500m of cuts, says Barnardo's

22 May 2015 | Emily Corfe

Almost a quarter of children’s centres across the UK have been forced to close or merge as a result of government funding cuts over the past five years, according to children’s charity Barnardo’s.

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Charity Commission opens inquiry into Jewish charity that has not filed accounts

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into the Bfon Trust, a Jewish charity, after it repeatedly failed to file its accounts.

Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall has announced a record £7.9m investment in charitable activity in 2014 – an 80 per cent rise from the previous year.

Hamish Horton

The Valldata Group, which provides payment solutions to the charity sector, made an operating loss of more than £572,000 for the year ending March 2014 and has since lost several senior executives.

Prostate Cancer UK highest new entry in this year's Charity 250 Index

Prostrate Cancer UK entered at 94 of this year's Charity 250 Index, which was topped by mental health charity Rethink.

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Sports Relief 2014

Comic Relief's total income fell in the year to July 2014, compared to 2012, the last year its Sport Relief appeal was held, largely as a result of a decision to sell more than half its investment portfolio pending a review.

Two-thirds of charities concerned about post-election funding cuts, says survey

Two-thirds of charities, surveyed by accountancy firm Baker Tilly, have said that they fear reductions in government funding in the 12 months following the election.

Top charities take an average of just over 7 months to file accounts with the Charity Commission

The average amount of time it takes the top 100 largest charities in the UK to file their accounts with the Charity Commission is 7.2 months, while 26 per cent of all charities that file on time do so in the tenth month.

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The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation has reported an income rise of $33m (£22m) from $126m (£85m) in 2013 to $189m (£128m) in 2014.

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