Further redundancies at Action for Blind People

Further redundancies at Action for Blind People

2 Oct 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Action for Blind People made 66 people redundant last year as contracts came to an end and it reduced duplication of back office services with RNIB.


Further redundancies at Action for Blind People

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Fundraising levy 'would require changes to annual return'

The information currently disclosed by charities in accounts and annual returns is not be sufficient to measure whether charities should pay a levy proposed to fund the new Fundraising Regulator, charity finance experts have warned.

Increase in fundraised income helps Leonard Cheshire to £162m total

A £5.4m increase in voluntary income at Leonard Cheshire Disability helped push the charity’s income over £160m.

National Trust

The National Trust's income increased by £33.8m last year, with members contributing £10.5m more than the previous year, according to its annual report for the year ending February 2015.

Independent review of Kids Company warned Cabinet Office of cashflow issues a year ago

A review of the financial and governance controls at Kids Company warned that the charity needed to address its cashflow problems and keep up-to-date with payments to HMRC, more than a year before the charity collapsed.

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

Commission concerned about ‘basic errors in annual reporting’ by charities

The Charity Commission has said it will step up efforts to make charities aware of their reporting duties after it found that 43 per cent of charities with unusually low expenditures had either made a mistake in their annual report or underreported their expenditure.


International volunteering charity VSO increased its income by 12 per cent over the past year, according to its latest set of accounts.

Regulators to consult on scrapping separate Sorp for smaller charities

Britain’s charity regulators will consult later this month on scrapping a separate Statement of Recommended Practice for small charities, the head of accountancy services at the Charity Commission has said.

New foundation offers free accounting software and £5m annual grants

Accountancy software company Sage has launched a foundation offering two free products to any charity, as well as grants worth around £5m a year, and five volunteering days from each of its 14,000 employees.

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