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Business models of medium-sized charities 'no longer working', CFG conference hears 2

2 Jul 2015 | Emily Corfe

Diminishing public funds and emerging social needs will render the business models of medium sized charities unfit for purpose, a Charity Finance Group conference heard yesterday.

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Business models of medium-sized charities 'no longer working', CFG conference hears

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Public benefit definition not necessary say charity lawyers

There is no need to change the public benefit test used during charity registration, according to charity lawyers Bates Wells & Braithwaite in its submission to Lord Hodgson's Charities Act review.

Civil society ministers to go head-to-head in live ‘question time’ debate

Civil Society Media is to host a live question time-style debate with Nick Hurd, Gareth Thomas and Sir Stuart Etherington as the coalition government reaches the end of its first two years in power.

Bubb: Charity Commission should have defended tax cap claims

The independence of the Charity Commission has been called into question by Sir Stephen Bubb who says the regulator should have piped up against government claims of tax avoidance through dodgy charities.

Britain's canals are now under the management of the Canal & River Trust

The Charity Commission yesterday confirmed the registration of the Canal and River Trust as a charity.


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

Nesta gives out a further £1.07m from £10m Giving Fund

Nesta has announced a further 16 awards totalling £1.07m from the £10m Innovation in Giving Fund, which aims to find and back innovative ideas for increasing volunteering and charitable giving.

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.


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.

'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.

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