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National Trust will sell green energy back to supplier

24 Apr 2014 | Finance | Kirsty Weakley

The National Trust has launched a renewable energy trading company to sell electricity generated on its land back to its supplier, as part of the charity's plan to save £4m per year on its energy costs.

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Amnesty charity reserves fell to 18 days' spend

The charitable arm of Amnesty International UK had 18 days' worth of free reserves at the end of 2013, less than half the charity’s minimum target, according to accounts filed last week with Companies House.

Is altruism dead?

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Northern Rock Foundation says closure 'inevitable'

The Northern Rock Foundation will close after it failed to reach a funding agreement with Virgin Money, the new owner of the Northern Rock bank.

HMRC doubles scrutiny of charity gift aid claims following Cup Trust

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» What would your charity do with a social fundraising windfall?

Donations to foodbank appeal surge after critical Mail article

The Trussell Trust’s Easter Appeal raised more than £50,000 in two days after a backlash on social media to a Mail on Sunday article criticising the charity.

William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission. Image by Fergus Burnett.

Terrorist abuse of charities is “potentially the most deadly” problem the Charity Commission faces, its chair William Shawcross has said.

Peter and Alison Childs

The former chair of Lincoln and District Mencap and his wife have both been jailed for fraud and theft from vulnerable clients and the charity.

2014 London Marathon on track to beat the £53m raised last year

The 2014 London Marathon is on track to raise more than £53m for good causes and break the Guinness World Record for the most charity fundraising at a single annual event for the eighth year running.

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