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"Audit committees need to be thorough and quizzical about the risk mitigation involved in any new tactic or campaign."

Charity Tax Commission seeks views on reformation of charity tax

The Charity Tax Commission has launched a new consultation, which aims to seek views on whether and how the tax treatment of charities needs to be reformed.

Details of Chancellor’s statement could have ‘profound effects on charities’

Details contained within Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s Spring Statement could have “profound effects on charities’’, the Charities Aid Foundation has warned.

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Reports of abuse at Oxfam have not affected trust in charities, research finds

A high proportion of the general public still believe charities are trustworthy, despite recent reports surrounding abuse and sexual allegations at some of the UK’s biggest charities, research has revealed.

How to make sure your website is ready for big appeals

"Getting people to the website, where most donations take place, means little if they are unable to donate due to glitches, or are faced with a website that’s gone down due to heavy traffic."

Etherington: Stowell needs to set her own agenda; 'regulation by red top doesn’t work'

Baroness Stowell needs to set her own agenda as chair of the Charity Commission because "regulation by red top simply does not work", NCVO chief Sir Stuart Etherington has said.

How the digital revolution is changing charity retail

"With more than 195,000 charities across the UK, and most them small; fundamental technological changes can not only seem daunting, but out of reach. However, with the introduction of easily functional digital in-roads, the path to technological enlightenment isn’t far off."

Investment Risks Update
Matt Ritchie talks to Kier Boley of GAM about the latest risks in investment and what charities should be doing to avoid them.

Commission freezes charity’s bank account during mismanagement inquiry

The Charity Commission has restricted all transactions from a charity’s bank account while it investigates whether the charity has been using the assets for ‘significant private benefit’.

New regulations set to help charities trapped in multi-employer pension schemes

New pension regulations will enable charities currently in multi-employer defined benefit pension schemes to stop accruing more liabilities and help charities to pay off any debt.

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Are you harnessing the power of social media?

Social media can boost brand awareness, act as a tool for fundraising and increase donations, but one size doesn’t fit all.

A question of data

The incoming General Data Protection Regulation will change how data can be used, but few are prepared

Turning things around

Dr Beverley Jacobson has driven an impressive recovery at learning disability charity Kisharon

Interview: A place of safety

How Refuge is continuing to support more women despite deep funding cuts

Under the microscope

Charities are under increasing scrutiny, as the body overseeing fundraising marks a year in operation. Charity Times looks at how the various bodies are interacting with the sector

The importance of staying in touch

Future First CEO Matt Lent is new into post, but already has some big plans for the charity. He tells David Adams why alumni are so important to the education of others, and why partnerships will form a big part of the organisation’s future strategy.

Volunteering for a healthy mind and body

A review of the research into the positive benefits of volunteering on those who take part

Staying safe from the new cyber menace

The ‘WannaCry’ global ransomware attack this May brought cybercrime into the limelight, affecting thousands of organisations. As a result of the attack, the Charity Commission said the third sector had to do more to protect itself. What more can charities do?

Focus: Alternatives and property

Real assets can provide a sustainable and growing income

Getting real

Alternatives are becoming more mainstream as investors increasingly seek the stable, long-term returns of real assets like infrastructure and commercial property

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