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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CTG launches rebate campaign around VAT rise

Charity Tax Group is to ask the government to give charities the same VAT relief on non-business expenditure that local authorities are entitled to, on the 2.5 per cent VAT increase announced in today’s Budget.

Capital gains tax rise 'good for philanthropy'

The rise in Capital Gains Tax announced in the emergency Budget could have a positive impact on philanthropy if wealthy individuals seek to avoid paying the higher rate by gifting more assets to charities.

Unprotected departmental budgets face average cuts of 25 per cent

Whitehall departments that are not ringfenced from public spending cuts will have to swallow average real budget reductions of around 25 per cent over the next four years, Chancellor George Osborne announced last month.

VAT hike will add £143m to charities' VAT bill

The coalition government’s move to raise VAT to 20 per cent from 4 January next year will lost the charity sector in the region of £143m, Charity Tax Group has estimated.

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

Big Society Bank to give out first funds by next April

The coalition government is aiming to have the Big Society Bank open for business by April next year, according to the Cabinet Office Structural Reform Plan published this week.

Commission censures charity that hired sex offender as CEO

A disability charity that knowingly employed a convicted sex offender as its chief executive has been censured by the Charity Commission after a year-long inquiry in which the trustees failed to accept the gravity of the error.

CSV child protection project scoops top honour at Charity Awards

A pioneering CSV project that matches volunteers to families with children at risk of harm has been crowned overall winner of the Charity Awards 2010.

Julia Unwin recognised for outstanding leadership at the Charity Awards

Julia Unwin, chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and a veteran of countless voluntary and public sector roles, was honoured with the outstanding leadership award at the 2010 Charity Awards last night.

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