29 Oct 2013
The Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations has criticised the Scottish regulator, OSCR, for stepping “outside its regulatory remit” in draft guidance produced for charities on the Scottish independence referendum.
A fifth of the UK stock market is accounted for by pension funds. Alex van der Velden of FairPensions stresses the need for accountability, external oversight and ethical investment
The finance director of the English National Ballet on horses, dancers and sponsorship
It's a shame that government doesn't think harder about the link between spending money & resources and outcomes.
Northern rock foundation has confirmed that it is cutting back planned expenditure by up to £9m due to the uncertainties over its future levels of funding.
The Charity Commission will look kindly on charities striving to reduce their environmental impacts even if their objects are not environmental, a Commission legal adviser has said.
Less than 2 per cent of charitable grants and just 5 per cent of donations from private individuals go to environment charities, according to figures from New Philanthropy Capital's latest report, Green Philanthropy. The report's writers have described the figures as "woefully inadequate" given the recent unprecedented growth in concern for environmental issues.
The amount of gift aid a charity reclaims should be based on the level of voluntary income it reports in its accounts and the tax-paying status of people who give to charity, according to proposals from six sector membership bodies.