29 Oct 2013
The Charity Commission has suggested to the Treasury that it takes a slice of gift aid or places a direct levy on charities, as it warns it cannot sustain a further 10 per cent funding cut expected in the government’s upcoming spending review.
Shadow minister for civil society Gareth Thomas has tabled a series of Parliamentary questions to minister Nick Hurd about the government's funding of Big Society Network and the allocation of Social Action Fund money.
Help for Heroes has expressed its “deep sadness” about the murder of a soldier in south London who was widely reported to be wearing one of the charity’s branded T-shirts at the time.
One of the first existing charities to convert to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation has already decided to dissolve its CIO status after realising that it would have to change all its communications materials to incorporate its new CIO registration number.
Charities often bend over backwards in delivering value and partnership for companies, but should they? Denise Lillya says it’s time for companies to view philanthropy for what it is: giving, not receiving.
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, does it really matter whether it's labelled as a duck or re-branded as an aquatic avian? Last year The Ark generated £48,500 from trade and £47,500 from grants, so can we call ourselves a social enterprise? Social enterprise is an attitude, not a legal structure.
If HMRC pays out the £46m in gift aid claimed by the Cup Trust, the Trust will apply all the monies to charitable grants and voluntarily provide details to the Charity Commission of all grants made, the Trust has promised in its latest trustee’s annual report.
Charities’ membership or non-membership of the Fundraising Standards Board could be included on the charity register from 2014, alongside details of any public fundraising arrangements, following proposals put to the charity sector for consultation by the Charity Commission today.
The Charity Commission should not be allowing charities to become CIOs if their reporting is not up-to-date, says Tania Mason.
Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, has suggested that the Big Lottery Fund is used to fund some politicians’ “hobby horses” and has called for it to be reconstituted as a charitable foundation.