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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National Insurance 'should be an eligible tax for gift aid purposes'

A report released today by nfpSynergy has called for National Insurance to be treated as a tax for gift aid purposes, so that more people will eligible for gift aid.

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.

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.

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.

Surely a more accurate one-line representation of this study is that 6 out of 10 people DO stop for charity fundraisers?

» Four in ten UK residents walk away from charity fundraisers

Save the Children Gaza ad

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

 

Blue Cross plans to spend £32m to expand services

The Blue Cross veterinary charity plans to spend £32m over the next five years as part of a plan to double the number of animals it supports by 2021, according to its recently published annual accounts.

Stand up for Cancer Credit: Ken McKay/REX

This weekend's Stand Up To Cancer event has raised over £14.5m so far, and that figure is continuing to increase as money comes in.

Simone Joyaux

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

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