Horse charity faces closure amid claims it is owed £70k by council

Horse charity faces closure amid claims it is owed £70k by council

23 Apr 2014 | Alice Sharman

A horse charity in Northern Ireland has said it may have to shut because of a massive bill it believes it is owed by Belfast City Council.


Horse charity faces closure amid claims it is owed £70k by council

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BWB tops annual charity law firm list

Bates, Wells and Braithwaite has been named the top law firm for charities in the 2011 Legal 500 list.

Big Society will fail, say committee MPs

The Public Administration Select Committee has warned that the Big Society agenda will fail as civil servants do not have the skills to implement it, and there is a reluctance to do the reforms.

Umbrella bodies critical about taking Charity Commission advice role

Navca has slammed the Charity Commission’s plans to roll back its advice function and expect charities to instead rely on umbrella bodies for advice, while other umbrella charities have also voiced concerns about the move.

EU proposals to encourage cross-border volunteering

The European Commission will propose the creation of a European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps in 2012 to act as a framework for volunteers from across Europe to contribute to aid operations.

Tory MPs hate the voluntary sector because they cannot control it or subvert it as an alternative and independent source of thinking and action on social issues.

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Socrates Socratous, director of SOC VAT consultants

Charities would suffer from lower incomes if trustees were to be paid, warns VAT specialist Socrates Socratous, commenting on Lord Hodgson's claim last week that payment of trustees was inevitable.

NCVO president Lord Hodgson

Payment of trustees is coming whether we like it or not, according to president of NCVO, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbott.

Dame Suzi Leather, chair of the Charity Commission

The Charity Commission will expect all charities to become part of a voluntary sector umbrella body, and has mooted highlighting on the Commission website the memberships that charities hold.

Charity Commission in Liverpool

The Charity Commission has insisted it will continue to prioritise the most serious risk to the sector and its reputation, despite its funding constraints.

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