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Charity leaders ask government for a £1.5bn VAT rebate for the sector 1

5 Mar 2015 | Finance | Kirsty Weakley
Tags: VAT | Gift aid

Leaders from six umbrella organisations have urged the government to use the Budget to extend a VAT rebate scheme which would save the charity sector up to £1.5bn per year.

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Charity leaders ask government for a £1.5bn VAT rebate for the sector

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Civil Society News is republishing this article from 13 June 2014 in tribute to Daniel Phelan.

A coterie of Charity Awards judges past and present, along with past winners of the Outstanding Achievement Award, paid a special tribute to Charity Awards founder Daniel Phelan last night, as the event celebrated its 15th year.


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Civil Society News is republishing this article from December 2013 in tribute to Daniel Phelan.

Daniel Phelan first published Charity Finance in 1990, just as the charity sector was about to fundamentally change. Two hundred issues later, he reflects on the journey with Vibeka Mair. 

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Charity Finance was (and is) a truly proper read for anyone working in this industry. It was like Daniel himself - decent, informative, full of integrity and with a sprinkling of humour to lighten the load.

» Daniel Phelan: Publisher, editor, social entrepreneur, intellectual

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