Paula Sussex to be the next Charity Commission chief executive

Paula Sussex to be the next Charity Commission chief executive

17 Apr 2014 | Governance | Vibeka Mair

Paula Sussex, senior vice president, public sector of CGI, has been appointed the new chief executive of the Charity Commission.


Paula Sussex to be the next Charity Commission chief executive

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The Archway Project appoints new chair

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Paid trustees and unitary boards are wholly inappropriate

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Parks get £9.3m of lottery money

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Charting the unknown - making resolutions for 2010

Entering a new year is like entering unchartered territory. The fear of the unknown could cripple our capacity to take action. How do you respond when you are asked to do something that takes you into the territory of the unknown? The unknown is full of haunting ‘what ifs’ yet we are often called to chart unknown territory.

Tax avoidance may be legal, but it is still obnoxious. And the rest of us pay additional tax as a result. If I were asked whether the accountants and legal experts who set up these schemes are 'fit and proper persons', I know what my answer would be.

» Definition of charity for tax purposes 'attacks charities, not tax avoiders'

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Charities could generate up to an extra £74bn from major donors via two North America-inspired reforms proposed in a new report.

iXBRL - HMRC's new online reporting requirements explained

From 1 April 2011, for any accounting period ending after 31 March 2010, HMRC requires that all corporation tax returns are filed online. All supporting documentation, including the accounts and tax computations for the accounting period, must also be filed online.

Considering the VAT rate change

On 1st January the VAT rate reverted to 17.5 per cent. This was the first VAT rate rise for 18 years, but in view of the dire state of public finances it may be months rather than years before it changes again. In view of this, it is important that charities ensure that they are able to cope with changes in the VAT rate.

View of the Top: The first Directors of Fundraising survey

This month, Civil Society Fundraising releases the findings of the first survey of directors of fundraising in the top 100 charities by income. In what will be an annual, tracking study we discover who exactly is in charge of filling the purses at the UK’s largest charities. Vibeka Mair reports from behind the directors’ chair.

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