'Charities better at talking transparency than actually being transparent' nfpSynergy report finds
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10 Oct 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

Charities are not taking steps to improve their transparency, with information about admin costs, trustee expenses and chief executive salaries “in a pdf and difficult to find”, new research by nfpSynergy has found.

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Half of charities do not claim gift aid, 2014 SONI report suggests

The proportion of UK charities reporting no income from gift aid increased eight percentage points to 50 per cent this year, according to the 2014 State of the Not-for-Profit Industry report.

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

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.

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.

With comments like those, maybe he should resign.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Nesta has made no grants to charities from its Impact Investments Fund

Only 15 per cent of applications to a Nesta fund to invest in innovations to help older people, children and communities, came from charities and no charity has received money from the fund yet.

Charities 'must continue to fight for the right to influence policy'

Civil society organisations must not give up the fight to influence policy and governments, the international executive director of Greenpeace has said.

HMRC (image credit: Steph Gray)

There is an “overwhelming case” for an early review of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme because most of the charities it was aimed at either do not know about it, cannot understand it, or are not eligible for it, a group of umbrella bodies has said.

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