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

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The Fundraising Standards Board has upheld a complaint against the agency GoGen over a telephone fundraising call made to a woman with dementia.

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