Gareth Jones is a freelance journalist and communications consultant specialising in the charity sector. Having previously spent over seven years as a reporter and senior reporter for Charity Finance magazine and civilsociety.co.uk, he has developed expertise in a broad range of areas, including public policy, IT, investment, fundraising, taxation, insurance and social media.
He holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from King’s College London, and has volunteered in both the social policy team at Citizens Advice and at the Social Market Foundation think tank.
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The Charity Commission plans to relinquish control of common investment funds. Gareth Jones explores this change and the wider issues around pooled investment.
The largest 50 charities are adopting a bewildering array of approaches to their reserves policies, finds Gareth Jones.
It comes to something if a charity CEO cannot go off on a pointless vanity massaging overseas jaunt without people getting shirty and jealous. He would have been letting himself and other CEOs down if he hadn't gone.
Gareth Jones finds out how charities have been maintaining IT standards in the face of tightened budgets.
Keep up with the charity taxation landscape as we cover a wide range of VAT issues such as memberships, sponsorships, contracts, trading and listed buildings as well as employment and corporation taxes, gift aid and cost-sharing exemptions.
Gareth Jones assesses the pooled funds market and finds that the government may finally be addressing the regulation of CIFs.