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Donor behaviour and Gift Aid

Research from HM Revenue and Customs has found that donors are put off claiming Gift Aid because they believe there will be a cost to the charity or themselves, and don’t want to share personal information in case of further fundraising contacts. The research is part of government moves to encourage greater use of Gift Aid.

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Regulator ‘rapid response unit’ for charity campaigning concerns

The Charity Commission has set up a “rapid response case handling system” to follow up on reported concerns about campaigning activities of charities. The unit will evaluate cases in the run-up to the general election next year, and these will be reviewed after the election to see if Commission guidance on charity campaigning (CC9) might need changing.

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First research report from N Ireland charity register

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has published its first snapshot report from the new register of charities.

The average age of trustees is 55 years, with an even gender split, but only 1 per cent are aged 18-24, and the same percentage have an ethnicity other than white. This profile could change as more charities appear on the register.

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