29 Oct 2013
Shelter has come under attack from the letting industry over its call to ban letting agency fees for tenants, with the Estate Agency Foundation withdrawing financial support for the charity and letting agents considering a £50,000 “fighting fund” to legally challenge Shelter.
Disability charity the Papworth Trust and Workwise, a charity which supports people with mental health problems, are to merge.
The Housing and Support Alliance has teamed up with the co-founder of moneysupermarket.com and the Centre for Welfare Reform to launch a project to increase the provision of private rented housing for people with learning disabilities.
Leading advice services are being forced to cut back on face-to-face support and place more emphasis on digital and telephone services, a roundtable discussion of advice charity leaders revealed yesterday.
If this succeeds it will sound the death knell to the gift aid regime, which was set up by the government to encourage donors to give generously by handing across to the charity the basic rate tax that the donor had suffered on the amount they were now giving away. If a mechanism is now found to simply force HMRC to hand over the tax but at no cost to the donor whatsoever (and indeed if you are a higher rate tax payer a mechanism that reduces your tax bill), then the government will have no choice but to shut down the gift aid regime.
Shadow cabinet minister Jon Cruddas has outlined his party’s vision for ‘rebuilding Britain’, emphasising a focus on tackling social problems over spending.
New NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless took to Twitter yesterday to distance the charity from a branch chair who had given convicted paedophile Stuart Hall a character reference during his court case.
Robert Ashton believes you have to think more creatively to reach the right people.
The Charity Commission data sets on how charities spend their money will be made publicly available in an ‘open data’ format by March 2014.
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