Amendments to the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill debated in the House of Lords this week covered a number of issues, including protecting charitable assets, improving social investment and the public benefit of private schools.
Workplace experts Acas have a new ‘Summer holiday’ guide to help employers who are worried about how to deal with a flurry of leave demands for the school holiday period.
A new report finds that charities in England have not seen the recovery experienced by the economy overall.
With sector income flat-lining since 2009, projections show a £4.6bn shortfall in income by 2018/19 – the result of cuts to government contract and grant income, tepid growth in donations from the public, and inflation. Small and medium-sized organisations have been hardest hit, with charities with incomes between £100,000 and a million pounds seeing the biggest falls in their income and assets.
As well as information on submitting spending returns, the update looks ahead to the May 2016 election period for
A new social finance platform has been launched to enable people to raise funds not just for registered charities but also individuals in need and local causes or groups.
The focus of Flendr, http://www.flendr.com/, is on helping people borrow, lend and fundraise amongst their family and friends. The report from UK Fundraising gives some information on how costs compare and how it operates.
A new website has been launched by the House of Commons and the government which will allow members of the public to petition the House of Commons electronically for the first time.