News from United Kingdom

 

UK News HeadlinesA new regulatory system for charity fundraising in the UK is currently being established in the wake of a series of charity scandals that dominated the national media from May 2015 throughout the summer.

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Extreme Will WritingAnnual income from charitable legacies in England and Wales rose by 8% to £2.2 billion (equating to over €3 billion) during 2014, according to new legacy giving data from Smee & Ford.

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Speakers who wish to submit session proposals for presenting at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Fundraising Convention 2016, must complete their submission by 5pm on Friday 16th October 2015.

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In the UK’s annual Budget statement presented earlier this month, the Government announced that the forthcoming VAT rebate scheme would be extended to blood bike charities (in addition to hospices, search and rescue charities and air ambulances). 

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