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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Former broadcaster Martyn Lewis looks set to become the next chairman of NCVO after the umbrella body’s board of trustees chose him as their “preferred candidate” today.
Schroders has predicted that VAT will rise to 19 per cent next January regardless of who wins the election; a scenario that Charity Tax Group says would cost the charity sector tens of millions of pounds.
Twenty-five of the 332 local Age Concern branches have so far agreed to join forces with the new merged Age UK national charity, and take on the Age UK name.
The Charity Commission may be under-resourced and timid as a result of past failures, but the answer is not a bad decision based on the false premise that tax status is all that is important to charitable status.
Around one-fifth of charity finance staff that responded to CFDG’s annual HR survey had no pay rise last year, and of those that did get one, the most common award was 1 per cent.
The Charity Commission has said it is likely to produce guidance to help charities ensure they do not breach the Equality Act, after a group of leading lawyers warned that many charities could find themselves operating outside the law when the Act is introduced later this year.
The Church Investors Group has published a report to help guide its members when they are making decisions about investing in companies that pay their executives outrageous amounts.