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Monday 30 March 2015


Charity Commission opens inquiry into Kurdish Community Centre

The regulator has opened a statutory inquiry into the Kurdish Community Centre, as it says the charity has not fully implemented an action plan the Charity Commission set for it in 2013

Most charities falling short of public benefit reporting requirements

Most charities are failing to fully meet the requirement to report on their public benefit, according to a new report by the regulator, and most small charities struggle to produce annual accounts of acceptable quality

The Brain Tumour Charity names former Barnardo’s chief as chair

The appointment, effective 1 April, comes as the charity pursues its new five-year strategy which will see it strive to double survival from brain tumours and halve the harm they cause to quality of life by 2020

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Labour Party ‘not neutral’ about who delivers public services

Charities and the public sector would enjoy preferred provider status under a Labour government

Charities seek new income streams to meet rising demand - study

Charities are generally cautiously optimistic about their income, but are increasingly seeking new revenue streams to meet growing demand according to new research

Diverted Profits Tax charity exemption welcomed

Introduction of a charity exemption from the new Diverted Profits Tax has been welcomed by the group which campaigned for the change

NCVO and Third Sector Research Centre to create data resource on voluntary sector finances

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Third Sector Research Centre are to create a data resource that will improve the evidence base for the voluntary sector, particularly in relation to its finances and resources over the past decade

Govt donates almost £500k to Winter Pressures initiative

The government is to donate almost £500,000 to the Winter Pressures initiative for elderly people, which is offered by the Red Cross, Age UK, Westbank Community Health and Care, and Royal Voluntary Service

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