Daily Archives: Friday, June 18, 2010

HMRC doesn’t trust charities

It is difficult to believe that HM Revenue & Customs likes charities very much. Looking at the sector through the eyes of the taxman, charities are walking liabilities, profiting from generous tax breaks, but poorly-regulated and badly in need of a firm hand. The taxman has glimpsed in the current laws potential for charities to… Read more »

Large charities win contracts, but how does that square with big society rhetoric?

Are small charities better than big ones? Few questions provoke more ire. Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, says it is a “senseless and divisive argument”. But the new government seems to be following the path trodden by Iain Duncan Smith five years ago when he contrasted “bureaucratic and risk-averse” big charities with “the instinctive… Read more »