10 May 2016
Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.
HM Revenue & Customs has updated its guidance on digital gift aid, and said it will introduce a “pre-donation questionnaire” which supporters must complete before they can make gift aided donations online.
The Charity Commission has launched a statutory inquiry into Islamic charity, Peacetrail, and restricted the financial transactions it can make, after it was unable to show what it had done with any money it had raised.
Dogs Trust saw its net assets jump from £130m to £141m last year, thanks in part to an "exceptional" VAT rebate of £6.5m, its latest set of accounts reveal.
Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.
The government has promised that there will be greater scrutiny before awarding grants to charities, as it rolls out a raft of measures as a result of the collapse of Kids Company.
The trustees were blamed for the fall of Kids Company, but what should they have done differently? John Williams examines the most common failings of charity boards.
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