Registered charities in England and Wales had a combined income of £74.2bn in the year to March 2017, which is an increase of £3bn on the previous year, according to latest figures published by the Charity Commission.
Figures show that charities had an income of £74.2bn and the sector recorded investment gains – increase in the capital value of assets – of £8.4bn.
Total sector spending has gone from £68bn a year ago to £71bn. £62bn is categorised as charitable expenditure.
The figures are calculated from annual returns received by the Commission in the year up until March 2017 and shown on the regulator's website. Those returns mostly cover the periods to December 2016 and March 2016.
These statistics comes from information gathered about all the registered charities in England and Wales, and are updated periodically.