Charities could lose out on gift aid under devolution settlement, tax experts warn

Charities could lose out on gift aid under devolution settlement, tax experts warn

27 Nov 2014 | David Ainsworth

Proposals from the Smith Commission to give Scotland powers over the rate of income tax will have “significant implications” for tax relief on donations, charity infrastructure bodies said today.


Charities could lose out on gift aid under devolution settlement, tax experts warn

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More will-writers prompting clients to leave legacy gifts, research shows

More solicitors and will-writers are telling their clients about leaving a legacy than at any time in the last decade, research commissioned by Remember A Charity shows.

ASA bans Health Lottery advert for encouraging gambling behaviour

The Advertising Standards Agency has ruled that an advert from the Health Lottery promoting an online direct debit offer cannot be shown as it is irresponsible and encourages gambling.

Nearly 40 per cent of people in the UK say they are put off donating to charity by viral fundraising campaigns, new research by a money saving website shows.

Understanding Charities Group launches to improve public trust in the sector

A cross-sector alliance of charities has formally launched the Understanding Charities Group, aimed at improving public trust and confidence in charities.

It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.

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JustGiving launches free guide to raising money using social media

JustGiving and social media consultancy Social Misfits Media have launched a guide to how charities and social enterprises can use social media to reach more people and raise more money.

Marie Curie drops the words 'Cancer Care' from name

Marie Curie has dropped the words ‘Cancer Care’ from its name in the lead-up to a rebrand of the care charity.

European fundraising associations to lobby MEPs over EU data protection proposals

The Institute of Fundraising has met with fundraising associations across Europe to discuss how to lobby against proposed EU data protection legislation that could damage fundraising.

Bernard Hogan-Howe. Credit: Policy Exchange

One of Britain’s most senior police officers warned yesterday that charity donation boxes could be used to fund terrorist groups. 

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