Charities news

Significant fall in total amount of tax relief claimed by charities - 30 August 2017

The total amount of tax relief claimed by not-for-profit organisations has fallen by £50m, a new report has revealed.

New Charity Commission guide is ‘essential’ reading for trustees - 1 August 2017

The Charity Commission has updated its financial guidance, which aims to ensure that trustees understand their financial responsibilities when running a charity.

Charities could be at risk of cybercrime, study suggests - 26 July 2017

Less than one per cent of charities are adequately protecting themselves from common cyber-attacks, such as fraudulent emails and phishing scams, a new study has found.

£2m fund launched to help volunteer programmes - 10 May 2017

A new £2 million fund is to be made available to help fund volunteer programmes which benefit early-year development and money management skills.

Charities to claim record tax relief in 2016/17, forecasts say - 24 January 2017

Income tax exemptions for charities will hit a record £2billion at the end of this financial year, official Government forecasts show.

Commission urges charities facing financial difficulties to ‘act fast’ - 13 December 2016

The recent closure of a number of charities, including some well-known high profile organisations, has prompted the Charity Commission to investigate the third sector’s financial resilience.

GASDS reform could boost top-ups by £15 million a year, says minister - 24 November 2016

Amendments to the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) could boost payments to charities by around £15 million a year, MPs have been told.

Home Office gives funding boost to charities challenging extremism - 18 October 2016

The Home Office has pledged a programme of support for charities and other organisations that challenge extremism in their communities.