'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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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.

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.

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

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Guide Dogs

People who give time to charity "glow with happiness" for an average of 24 days afterwards, according to a study by the charity Guide Dogs.

Tony Burton, BIG board member, was also an adviser to Big Society Network

The chair of the Big Lottery Fund’s risk committee was an adviser to Big Society Network when he was appointed to the BIG board by the Cabinet Office in December 2012, BIG 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.

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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