The complexities of VAT around charity work gets a hard illustration from a million pound bill handed to Caritas Anchor House. This is in connection with its construction of ‘move on’ flats, for previously homeless residents.
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.
The new government’s programme of legislation for the current session of parliament was set out in the Queen’s Speech on 27th May. Much of the outline of the content was already known, but there will be a lot of scrutiny to come of areas relevant to the sector.
Our last round-up (probably) of material produced by the sector in relation to the election next Thursday. Also added to our Election 2015 page collating everything.
A useful overview in the Huffington Post’s ‘Promises, Promises – How Will the Charitable Sector Fare in the 2015 Election?‘, written by the CEO of social enterprise Cause4.
New from east London charity Community Links is ‘Regeneration For All: benefiting people as well as places’, a policy briefing capturing what has been learned from working in an area of huge regeneration for almost forty years. The report offers lessons for other places on how to ensure that the process delivers for the whole community.
The London homelessness social impact bond project was launched in November 2012, to bring in additional finance to support innovative services aimed at improving outcomes for persistent rough sleepers.
The Communities Department has published the first interim report from a qualitative evaluation.