Falling rag prices likely to cost charities tens of millions
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Falling rag prices likely to cost charities tens of millions

1 Sep 2014 | David Ainsworth

Charities are likely to lose tens of millions of pounds this year from a fall in the price of recycled clothing and other textiles, known as rag.

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Tories emphasise payment by results

Charities will have more opportunity to win government contracts under a Conservative government, but it will also be expected to deliver much greater productivity and scale, Shadow Chancellor George Osbourne told a summit of civil society leaders yesterday.

Treasury Committee gives Payments Council a rough ride on cheque abolition

The Payments Council was warned by the Treasury Committee yesterday that its decision to phase out cheques by 2018 should only go ahead if it can prove the public really wants it.

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Charities will now be able to make TV and radio adverts which compare one charity with another under new advertising codes launched by the Committee of Advertising Practice and the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice yesterday.

AAP secures Save the Children as first client

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The NCVO pay panel addresses a problem that doesn't exist -- setting up a straw man to beat to a pulp -- and has by its mere existence made it seem that a deep, dark scandal is brewing within the charitable sector. It would have been far better to greet phony media muck-raking with the scornful silence it deserved. Thanks for nothing, folks.

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Stephen Pidgeon gets censored

It has been quite a week for controversial viral videos. First the pop doyennes Lady Gaga and Beyonce get everyone from feminists to misogynists hot under the collar with the release of a racy, and some say retrograde, film clip featuring lesbian kisses and navel-level necklines.

Eric Grounds to depart Sue Ryder Care

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NSPCC to use Facebook app for in-memoriam donations

NSPCC is turning to Facebook to boost its in-memoriam giving.

Help for Heroes rescues Bmycharity

Upstart fundraising powerhouse Help for Heroes has saved Bmycharity, by taking the enterprise on as a trading subsidiary soon after it announced it would be withdrawing its service.

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