Money Matters: Post Bank, the Make a Difference Investment Club and the Charity Tax Group

David Ainsworth's round-up of what's happening in the finance world

A Government consultation on a potential Post Bank closes on 24 February. The Government wants to improve banking services at post offices and has asked for recommendations about how it should do about this.

A programme to attract £1m of private investment into the voluntary sector was launched last week. The Make a Difference Investment Club, operated by social investor Big Issue Invest, wealth managers Addidi and consultancy firm Bethechange, aims to recruit 100 private investors, who would each invest at least £5,000 in social enterprises. The club will target private investors already interested in philanthropy.

On 2 March, the Charity Tax Group will meet consultants who are carrying out a fact-finding mission into public and third sector taxation for the European Commission. Mathieu Mori, policy officer for the CTG, said the meeting with Copenhagen Economics would help to ensure that the sector's concerns were represented at a forthcoming commission consultation on public taxation.

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