29 Oct 2013
Unveiling the process behind the Basic Skills Agency’s recent merger with the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education
The creation of a pot of money for works of community benefit may turn out to be an effective source of funding, but charities should not be putting anything into that pot when developing their own land for their own objects
If this succeeds it will sound the death knell to the gift aid regime, which was set up by the government to encourage donors to give generously by handing across to the charity the basic rate tax that the donor had suffered on the amount they were now giving away. If a mechanism is now found to simply force HMRC to hand over the tax but at no cost to the donor whatsoever (and indeed if you are a higher rate tax payer a mechanism that reduces your tax bill), then the government will have no choice but to shut down the gift aid regime.
How a programme aimed at enhancing asset management knowledge could help charity executives get the best out of their funds
Gareth Jones reviews the far-reaching implications of the Charity Commission's public benefit guidance.
The voluntary sector has been called upon to do more to promote volunteering opportunities among its workers, following the publication of a major new report.