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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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Barry Aspland, director of finance and corporate services, Nacro

Tania Mason interviewed Barry Aspland for her feature on service delivery charities in April's Charity Finance. This is the edited transcript of his comments.

Lifeboatmen reinstated after Commission defeat at Northern Irish Tribunal

Five crew members suspended from a lifeboat charity last year have been reinstated following an appeal hearing before the Northern Irish Charity Tribunal last week.

Tessa Ross

The National Theatre has appointed its first-ever chief executive, Channel 4’s Tessa Ross, to work alongside new director Rufus Norris.

Kew Gardens

Up to 125 jobs could go at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew because the organisation faces a shortfall of £5m for its 2014/15 budget, the charity has said.

Tory MPs hate the voluntary sector because they cannot control it or subvert it as an alternative and independent source of thinking and action on social issues.

» Organisations which spend more on campaigning than field work shouldn't be charities, MP says

Bath Recreation Ground. Credit: Villamota, flickr

The Charity Commission was right to order a charity to replace its board with independent trustees, the Charity Tribunal has ruled.

NCVO strategic plan 2014-2019

NCVO intends to “lead the way” on the voluntary sector’s use of open data to demonstrate its accountability and transparency, as part of its new five-year strategic plan.



Heads above water - the interviews

Tania Mason interviewed directors from a host of service delivery charities for her feature entitled Heads above water, published in April's Charity Finance.  Click on the links below for edited transcripts of those interviews.

HMRC may toughen gift aid declaration, not simplify it

HM Revenue & Customs may toughen up the gift aid declaration rather than simplify it, delegates heard last week at a Charity Tax Group briefing on the Budget.

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