Charity Update 3 April 2012
23 March 2012
Joint letter highlights Budget's negative impact on donations to charity
NVCO, ACEVO, Charities Aid Foundation, Charity Finance Group, Charity Tax Group and the Institute of Fundraising have written to the Chancellor regarding the cap on income tax reliefs announced in the Budget to highlight its negative impact upon donations to charity.
27 March 2012
The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme
HMRC has issued a consultation document on proposals for the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme. The consultation runs to 25 May 2012.
The Cabinet Office and NESTA announce a further 16 awards to be funded from the £10million Innovation in Giving Fund which aims to find and back innovative ideas for increasing volunteering and charitable giving.
29 March 2012
Charity Commission publishes new strategy
The Charity Commission is leading a joint call for charities to better protect themselves against fraud and financial crime in their new strategy, in response to the National Fraud Authority's (NFA) latest report.
30 March 2012
Philanthropists say Budget change will slash charitable donations
Eight out of 10 major philanthropists say plans to cap tax relief on major donations will reduce the amount of money given to charity, according to a survey by the Charities Aid Foundation.
Charities Aid Foundation
2 April 2012
25 Years of UK Payroll Giving raises over £1.2 billion for charities
Payroll Giving, which enables employees to donate direct to charities from their pay absolutely tax free, is 25 years old this week.
Association of Payroll Giving Organisations