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Fee Paying Schools Lose Business Rates Relief In Scotland

The Scottish National Party Budget 2017 has removed business rates relief from Scotland’s (fee-paying) independent schools. Currently, charities are awarded an 80 per cent mandatory relief on business rates, with an optional 20 per cent at the discretion of the … Continue reading

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Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust are the UK’s biggest rehomer of stray and abandoned dogs. Full Annual Accounts for 2014 are readily available on the Charity Commission Website here. The Dogs Trust do great work. But do they bully some of their staff? … Continue reading

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Scotia Aid Sierra Leone

Yet another £1 MILLION charity is being probed after The Sunday Post revealed it pays only a fraction of its income to the impoverished people it claims to help. Scotia Aid Sierra Leone, based in Uddingston Scotland, hands over just … Continue reading

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We’re back

After a period of illness we are back. Thank goodness for the NHS – what’s left of it. There can be no doubt that this present government are out to privatise the NHS. Free quality health care may soon be … Continue reading

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Charity Commission Statement: charities funding CAGE

The Charity Commission has released a statement regarding the funding of CAGE. They have announced that The Roddick Foundation and The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust have ceased funding CAGE and will not be doing so in future. Read the full … Continue reading

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Top 10 Charities (Income)

We’ve argued often that some charities are so large that they should be treated  as businesses. The annual income of the top ten charities is astonishing. The list below represents the top 10 charities by income. Number Charity name Total … Continue reading

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The Future of Charity Regulation

Good article and debate in The Guardian newspaper around the issue of charity regulation. Read it here. What is the future of charity regulation? Is it a paid-for model? What should the role of the commission be? In order to … Continue reading

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