Rebecca Cooney

Legacy gifts expected to reach £2.5bn in 2016

Legacy gifts expected to reach £2.5bn in 2016

A report from the legacy information provider Smee & Ford says charitable income from wills has increased by 39 per cent in the past five years

Charity probed amid concerns of 'significant' debt to direct mail agency

Charity probed amid concerns of 'significant' debt to direct mail agency

The Charity Commission says the Child Survival Fund has failed to demonstrate that it has been dealing with its 'fragile' financial situation

Citizens Advice Scotland elects Rory Mair as new chair

Citizens Advice Scotland elects Rory Mair as new chair

The organisation has also elected a new board of trustees after making changes to the governance structure recommended by an independent review

IoF urges people to give old pound coins to charity

IoF urges people to give old pound coins to charity

The new £1 coin comes into circulation today, and the Institute of Fundraising hopes to emulate the success of the First Fiver campaign

Five charities awarded share of estate after late discovery of will

Five charities awarded share of estate after late discovery of will

The British Red Cross, WWF UK, Brooke, the RSPCA and the PDSA argued in court that they were due money from the sale of a house that should have been left to Patricia Deeley

East Africa Crisis appeal raises £36m in first eleven days

East Africa Crisis appeal raises £36m in first eleven days

The Disasters Emergency Committee began the appeal to help millions facing starvation in the region

Charging would 'change charities' relationship with the Charity Commission'

Charging would 'change charities' relationship with the Charity Commission'

In its report on the sector, a Lords select committee says charging charities for regulation would change the commission from an overseer to a body in which charities have a financial stake

Government departments 'have no excuse' not to provide payroll giving

Government departments 'have no excuse' not to provide payroll giving

The Lords report on charities says the Office for Civil Society should do more to raise awareness of this and should audit the potential impact of Brexit, and the government should implement all the recommendations of the Hodgson review of the lobbying act

More than £500k donated after Westminster terror attack

More than £500k donated after Westminster terror attack

Most of the money has gone to a JustGiving page set up by the Metropolitan Police Federation to raise funds for the family of PC Keith Palmer, who was murdered in the attack

Door-to-door collection firms 'must be clear they are commercial'

Door-to-door collection firms 'must be clear they are commercial'

New guidance from the Committee of Advertising Practice says householders must be made aware that some of the profits from what they give will go to a company rather than to charity