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Don Bawtree: Changes to the Sorp, clarity on direct mail and moves to quell tax evasion

Don Bawtree: Changes to the Sorp, clarity on direct mail and moves to quell tax evasion

A consultation has been launched to hear charities' views on proposed changes, writes our columnist

FD in Five Minutes: Michael Lewkowicz of the Back Up Trust

FD in Five Minutes: Michael Lewkowicz of the Back Up Trust

The head of finance and operations at the spinal cord injury charity

FD in Five Minutes: Nigel Burch of The Food Chain

FD in Five Minutes: Nigel Burch of The Food Chain

The finance and facilities manager of The Food Chain, which promotes nutrition among people with HIV, says flexibility is vital to his role

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Don Bawtree: Automatic pension enrolment now applies to the smallest of charities

Don Bawtree: Automatic pension enrolment now applies to the smallest of charities

Charities must be prepared for their 'staging date', when their duties come into effect, writes our columnist

FD in Five Minutes: Eamonn McKee of Nicva

FD in Five Minutes: Eamonn McKee of Nicva

The finance manager at the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action says he hopes registering with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland won't have any accounting effect

FD in Five Minutes: Angela Culhane of Prostate Cancer UK

FD in Five Minutes: Angela Culhane of Prostate Cancer UK

The director of finance at the cancer charity has found learning Mandarin trickier than double-entry bookkeeping

Don Bawtree: Public benefit reporting falls short

Don Bawtree: Public benefit reporting falls short

Only 35 per cent of charities met the reporting requirements in their most recent accounts, writes our finance expert

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The ethical minefield of investment funds

The ethical minefield of investment funds

Revelations by the BBC's Panorama programme last year once more raised the issue of investments that appear to run counter to a charity's objects. Patrick McCurry assesses the latest thinking

Have emerging markets lost their attraction?

Have emerging markets lost their attraction?

Both Russia and China have experienced rapid economic growth compared with their western rivals, but economic and political difficulties might have dampened their allure. Edward Lander reports

Do common investment funds have a future?

Do common investment funds have a future?

Newton and the Charities Aid Foundation are among those that have recently decided to close their CIFs. Edward Lander looks at the pros and cons of this special financial vehicle

Interview: John Harrison

Interview: John Harrison

The professor at Cass Business School says charities tend to be conservative investors and thus reap lower returns

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