10 Mar 2014
Gift aid and other tax reliefs, worth over £1bn to charities, have not been proven to actually increase the amount of money given to good causes, according to a report released today by the National Audit Office.
The salaries of the chief executives at Britain’s 50 best-known charities has increased at nearly the same pace as the increase in income at those charities, according to a new report.
RSPCA is to begin a ten-year strategic plan to change public perceptions of the charity.
4 Dec 2013
The damage to fundraising caused by the Daily Telegraph's stories on charity salaries was highlighted yesterday by Martyn Lewis, chair of NCVO, who said five British Red Cross donors withdrew their standing orders as a result.
The NCVO pay panel addresses a problem that doesn't exist -- setting up a straw man to beat to a pulp -- and has by its mere existence made it seem that a deep, dark scandal is brewing within the charitable sector. It would have been far better to greet phony media muck-raking with the scornful silence it deserved. Thanks for nothing, folks.
Richard Caulfield, chief executive of Voluntary Sector North West, has voiced concerns that the Big Lottery Fund is becoming increasingly aligned with government policy, such as its recent programmes to help support the UK social investment market.
HMRC and the National Audit Office yesterday both claimed charity sector support for their opposing views on whether charitable donations have risen as a result of gift aid.
The Disasters Emergency Committee has launched an appeal for the Philippines, just three days after the super typhoon Haiyan struck the archipelago.