Charity sector faces 20 per cent tax on direct mail, HMRC confirms

Charity sector faces 20 per cent tax on direct mail, HMRC confirms 1

9 Oct 2014 | David Ainsworth

Charities which have “single sourcing” contracts for production and postage of their direct mail will have to pay 20 per cent VAT on those contracts from the start of this month, HM Revenue & Customs has confirmed.


Charity sector faces 20 per cent tax on direct mail, HMRC confirms

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NSPCC rebrands and moves on from the Full Stop campaign

The NSPCC has rebranded in a bid to turn around its declining income and better convey the work it is doing to prevent child abuse.

Children in Need

BBC Children in Need has been criticised by the Daily Mail for holding onto almost £90m of charity money in bank accounts and investment portfolios.

Fundraising leadership is 'pale, stale and male'

Fundraising is facing a leadership crisis and the sector must act now to address deep-rooted cultural problems in charities, delegates at the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands heard yesterday.

Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

Age UK spent £1.81m on 120 redundancies in 2014, on top of £1.17m last year, as part of a review of the structure of the organisation, according to its latest annual accounts.

With comments like those, maybe he should resign.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Kevan Jones

A Virgin Money donation of £1m to charities in the North East has been described as “paltry” by Labour MP for North Durham, Kevan Jones.

Professor Kimberley Scharf

Setting targets and fundraising for individual events, rather than mass charity-organised challenges, are key to the “perfect ask” and maximising online donations, new research by economists at the University of Warwick suggests.

Charity criticised after refusing to pay Ashya King’s parents' legal fees

Kids 'n' Cancer UK has been criticised for saying it will not pay the legal fees of the family of Ashya King, despite receiving £50,000 worth of donations for Ashya King’s cause, after the NHS said that it would pay for his treatment.

Charities warned rebrands could damage supporter confidence

Charities could be damaging supporters’ confidence in them and even promoting competitors if they chop and change their brand properties, a new study suggests.

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