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.
But can this spreadsheet wave a magic wand and cure the resource issues that result in charity staff working overly long hours and not taking their full holiday entitlement? If so, where do I sign?
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.