Charity Commission releases 2016 annual return
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Charity Commission releases 2016 annual return

29 Jun 2016 | Alice Sharman

The Charity Commission has now made available its latest annual return for charities to fill in.

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Charity Commission releases 2016 annual return

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Michael O'Toole, crown representative for the voluntary sector

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Dame Fiona Reynolds, centre, with Jo Coburn and Tania Mason

Dame Fiona Reynolds, director general of the National Trust since 2000, has won the 2012 Outstanding Leadership Award at this year’s Charity Awards.

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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.

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Charity Commission

Companies House and the Charity Commission are looking at how they can accept the same sets of accounts and common annual returns, in an effort to reduce red tape for charities.

Alun Michael MP, Chair, All Party Group for Civil Society and Volunteering

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National Citizen Service is value for money, early figures show

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Liberal Democrat Peer Lord William Wallace

Lord Wallace, the Cabinet Office spokesman in the House of Lords, sought to justify the tax relief cap yesterday by claiming that not all charities use their funds in a “public-spirited” manner, making the proposed cap necessary.

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