News from United Kingdom

english poundsBritons donated a total of £9.6 billion to charity in 2015, a decrease of £500,000 on 2014, and suggesting that overall levels of giving may have fallen in the past year, according to Charities Aid Foundation’s (CAF) annual UK Giving Report 2015.

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Stuart Etherington

 

The divide between Britain’s biggest and smaller charities appears to be widening with the news that the income of bigger charities grew in 2013/14, while that of smaller and medium-sized charities’ decreased in real terms, continuing a long-term trend.

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Big BenOn receiving Royal Assent last month, the UK Charities Act has now become law.

 

After criticism of charity fundraising practices during last year, new clauses have been added to the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill to address fundraising and the Charity Commission’s powers have been extended.

 

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