CRUK crowdfunding effort flops

CRUK crowdfunding effort flops

15 Dec 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Cancer Research UK’s three new crowdfunding campaigns did not manage to raise even 10 per cent of the money the projects needed.


CRUK crowdfunding effort flops

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Richard Taylor

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

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.

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