Tania Mason

Tania Mason

Tania Mason is group editor at Civil Society Media.

She has been a journalist for 20-odd years and has specialised in the charity sector since 2003. Her experience has included stints on Third Sector, Marketing and PrintWeek magazines as well as agency work involving court reporting and occasional doorstepping of celebs for the tabloids. She started her career with five years on a daily newspaper in New Zealand before moving to London in 1993.

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Nick Hurd is new charities minister

Conservative MP Nick Hurd will be announced today as the voluntary sector’s new minister, Civil Society has learned.

Average salary of top-100 charity boss exceeds £166k

The average salary of the chief executives of the UK’s top-100 charities is £166,048, exclusive new research by civilsociety.co.uk has shown.



Gift Fundraising

Street fundraising agency Gift Fundraising has gone into voluntary administration with the loss of 40 permanent jobs and around 300 street fundraising posts.

Fire Fighters

A website has been created, purportedly by serving and retired firefighters, to highlight the "excessive" salaries paid to directors at the Fire Fighters Charity.

Congratulations to the RNLI - this only goes to prove that working on long term (and short term for that matter) legacies really pays dividends in the end.

» RNLI legacy income rises to record £118m

Irene Khan

The Charity Commission has said it has no jurisdiction over Amnesty International making a valedictory payment of £530,000 to its former secretary general – now a Charity Commission board member - because the part of Amnesty that made the payment is not a charity.

200 charities left in the lurch as Charity Business goes under

Charity Business, the agency that provides outsourced financial back-office services, has ceased trading, leaving around 200 small and medium-sized charities without services and around 20 staff without jobs.




Chancellor George Osbourne. Copyright M Holland

Charities will no longer have to obtain signed gift aid declarations on the first £5,000 of small donations per year in order for those donations to qualify for the tax relief, Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Budget speech today.

Supreme Court UK

The Citizens Advice Bureau volunteer who tried to take her legal claim for the same employment rights as an employee all the way to Europe, has been stopped by the Supreme Court.

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