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This page contains material of practical benefit to the development of VCS organisations. Content includes information on training, resources, quality standards, governance and fundraising.

Revised guidance on investment funds published

The Charity Commission has published revised guidance on Common Investment Funds and Common Deposit Funds ahead of compliance with a new European Directive, which becomes compulsory on 22 July 2014.

Trial of online registration service

HM Revenue & Customs is trialing a digital service to allow charities to register with them to claim tax relief.

Public trust and confidence in charities

Trust in charities remains high according to independent research by Ipsos MORI conducted on behalf of the Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales.

Public trust in charities and other institutions

The number of people saying they trust charities has fallen from 66 percent to 56 percent in 2014, according to research published by nfpSynergy.

Two new impact measurement tools

Two new impact measurement tools, Measuring Up! and the Inspiring Impact Hub, have been launched by the Charities Evaluation Service at an event attended by Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd.

Labour party consultation

The Labour party has started a consultation with the VCS, which seeks views on whether the current definition of a charity is fit for purpose and what can be done to support and protect frontline charity workers facing worsened conditions.

Review of sector finances

A review of charity sector finances has been jointly launched by the NCVO and a coalition of sector bodies including the Charity Finance Group, the Institute of Fundraising, Navca and the Small Charities Coalition.

New audio podcasts for trustees

The Charity Commission, the regulator of charities in England and Wales, has published two new audio podcasts, designed to help trustees understand their duties under charity law.

Bursaries for Midlands charities to study with Anglia Ruskin University

Charity and social enterprise managers in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire can study for a specialist university qualification at Anglia Ruskin University and save 50% on fees.

New guidance on setting up and registering a charity

The Charity Commission has published revised guidance on setting up and registering a charity.


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