HMRC doubles scrutiny of charity gift aid claims following Cup Trust

HMRC doubles scrutiny of charity gift aid claims following Cup Trust 1

22 Apr 2014 | David Ainsworth
Tags: Gift aid

HM Revenue & Customs more than doubled the number of investigations into claims for gift aid in the tax year 2012/13, according to figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.


HMRC doubles scrutiny of charity gift aid claims following Cup Trust

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Samaritans launch national TV-online appeal

Samaritans is launching a test pilot television and online fundraising campaign ahead of Christmas, kicking off a potential multi-year campaign. People will be asked for a £3 a month donation to the charity in the commercial, which features the story of ‘Lisa’, an abused young woman who makes a call to Samaritans help line service.

National Trust trading income rises

The National Trust has reported an across-the-board increase in its trading and membership this year. Visitor numbers at National Trust sites this October were up by 18 per cent on last October's figures, the trust’s director general Fiona Reynolds told National Trust members at the organisation’s AGM last Saturday, 7 November.

New company rises from ashes of Dialogue Direct

A new face-to-face fundraising company has been set up by key figures from Dialogue Direct, which collapsed last month. Real Fundraising was formed on October 28 - the day after Dialogue Direct announced it was being forced into voluntary liquidation as a result of an outstanding tax bill, according to Companies House records.

People's Postcode Lottery expands nationwide

The People’s Postcode Lottery is expanding into 5,000 retail outlets as it goes nationwide this month.

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Tributes are paid to Lady Winifred Tumim

Senior figures in civil society have been paying tribute to Lady Winifred Tumim CBE, former chair of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations from 1996 to 2001, who died suddenly last week.

Widespread optimism for fundraising throughout Europe

Four in five British charities expect income from voluntary donations to rise or remain steady over the coming year, according to new research. And their continental counterparts are even more optimistic. Figures from the latest annual State of the Non-profit Industry (SONI) report suggest that two-fifths of British charities expect donations to rise and another two-fifths predict they will stay the same.

Guide Dogs weighs in to virtual giving market

Guide Dogs has launched its own virtual gifts website to capitalise on the pre-Christmas shopping rush. The 'Dog-e-gifts' site went live last week, along with a catalogue. The charity hopes to raise £200,000 in Christmas sales as a result of the initiative which gives donors a more tangible donation option.

Institute leads charge on possible EU telephone fundraising crackdown

The Institute of Fundraising is drawing together a coalition to fight against proposed changes to the European Union Data Protection Directive, which could impose tougher restrictions on fundraising Europe-wide. The EU has established a working party, Article 19 Working Party, to investigate possible changes to the directive which could involve limiting the ability of organisations to access personal data for fundraising calls.

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