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

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Save the Children Gaza ad

Storytelling has to be matched to a ‘big idea’, fundraising consultant Stephen Pidgeon has said.

 

Cabinet Office launches £1m end-of-life fund

The Cabinet Office has announced a new fund worth up to £1m, managed by Hospice UK, which will supply grants to organisations that support people at the end of their lives, and their families.

GOSH Children's Charity to resume telephone fundraising with NTT

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity has said it will resume telephone fundraising with NTT after an investigation found “no systemic failures” at the agency, which was subject to a probe by Channel 4’s Dispatches that made allegations of poor practice.

Leading charities back calls for restrictions on society lotteries to be loosened

Macmillan Cancer Support, the RNIB, Scope and the Royal Voluntary Service have joined calls to relax the current regulatory requirements for society lotteries.

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Simone Joyaux

The American fundraising consultant Simone Joyaux has been chosen to chair the board of the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University.

National Lottery good cause money up 0.4 per cent in first half of 2014/15

Camelot, the National Lottery operator, raised £867.7m for good causes in the first six months of the financial year 2014/15. 

Charity Retail Association appoints new chief executive

The Charity Retail Association has appointed Martin Blackwell, who is currently chief executive of the Association of Town and City Management, to succeed Warren Alexander at the helm of the organisation.

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