Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing
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Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing

22 May 2015

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Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing

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Val Austin, the former Charity Business director, is to leave the benevolent fund where she has been general manager for a year and a half.

Five new entrants join Charity 100 Index this year

Organisations involved in delivering aid and development overseas appear to be holding their ground in the fragile economic climate, while arts and culture groups are struggling, according to the annual ranking reshuffle of the UK’s largest 100 charities.


Royal Albert Hall trustees accused of 'earning £100k annually selling on concert tickets'

Two Royal Albert Hall trustees have been pocketing more than £100,000 a year from touting hundreds of concert and charity event tickets at vastly inflated prices, a national newspaper alleged today.

York Minster

The Church of England has written to the Chancellor to request an exemption for places of worship in the extension of VAT to alterations in listed buildings, claiming the Budget measure could cost the Church up to £20m per year.

They need to look outside their own organisation and look at others who are doing similar work to see if they are doing it better or more efficiently. If they are, that doesn't mean they should immediately close or seek to merge but it does mean that something needs to change.

» 'If you aren't making a difference, it's okay to call it a day', Commission chief executive says

'Give it back George' gift aid campaign gains momentum

A CAF and NCVO-led campaign calling on the Chancellor to exempt charitable donations from a cap on personal tax reliefs has gained over 340 official supporters, including 171 organisations.

Lack of funding forces closure of former YWCA branches

Platform 51, formerly the YWCA, is being forced to close three of its 15 centres in an attempt to tackle its persistent budget deficit.

Welsh town celebrates community centre crowd-funding success

After seven years of failed funding bids, the deprived Welsh ex-mining community of Glyncoch has finally raised £792,000 to build a community centre, utilising a crowd-funding site for the final £40,000.

NCS support wheel

The Department of Health has awarded £56,500 to a non-profit commissioning support body set up by three charities, to enable it to help other healthcare charities become commissioning support organisations themselves.

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