Jonathan Last is a freelance journalist and was a reporter at Charity Finance for nearly two years until October 2013.
Previously he was the assistant editor of a magazine covering the renewable energy sector and spent some time as an English teacher both in the UK and abroad.
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International health charity Merlin suffered a 12 per cent loss of total income from £68.9m to £60.9m in 2012, the last full financial year before it joined Save the Children.
Jonathan Last reports on the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine's new auditor.
Welsh business minister Edwina Hart has proposed no immediate changes to business rates for charity shops, but at the same time made clear that the matter is not closed.
The real mountain that charities have to climb is in regaining a sense of decency - realizing that charity chief executives' pay is money donated by ordinary people and intended for good causes. It is not some entitled gravy train for charity executives to live the high life.
Jonathan Last reports on some of the highlights of this year's Charity Shops Survey.
The Department for International Development has today opened the first round of bidding for its UK Aid Match fund, which is targeting a £120m boost for British aid charities over the next three years.
Chief executive of Global Giving UK Eleanor Harrison has called for more investment in women CEOs, with a particular focus on leaders of smaller charities.