Accounting audit Charity Commission
29 August, 2019

 

In a sample of 296 charities’ accounts, the Charity Commission found that 46% failed to meet the benchmark of auditing standards.

 

In November 2018, elected members of Bristol City Council became the first in the UK to declare a climate emergency.

The Mayor of Bristol invited Bristol Green Capital Partnership to help shape the response. This document summarises the actions which people can take at work, in the community and as individuals.

19 August, 2019

Bristol City Council has released its annual update on its population statistics.

The Population of Bristol includes a new section summarising equalities statistics.

19 August, 2019

 

Bristol City Council is reviewing its Sex Establishment Policy which set out the Council’s policy for licensing and regulating sex establishments. The draft policy has been expanded to cover all types of sex establishment, including sexual entertainment venues, sex shops and sex cinemas.

13 August, 2019

 

Charities with fundraising costs of more than £100,000 are being reminded to pay the annual Fundraising Regulator levy.

The period for this payment runs between September 2019 to 31 August 2020 and how much an organisation pays depends on the reported fundraising expenditure.

This year, two additional bands have been added near the bottom of the levy scale, so that smaller charities can move up the scale more gradually.

Gift Aid Small Donations
6 August, 2019

 

Earlier this year, the government released Gift Aid statistics, revealing that the amount paid out on the scheme had increased to a record £1.35 billion, up from £90 million – an increase of 7%.

In particular, the Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) has seen a 33% increase in the amount of money claimed.

 

Earlier this year, the government released Gift Aid statistics, revealing that the amount paid out on the scheme had increased to a record £1.35 billion, up from £90 million – an increase of 7%.

In particular, the Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) has seen a 33% increase in the amount of money claimed.

Social Metrics Commission poverty report
5 August, 2019

 

The Social Metrics Commission has launched its latest report highlighting the scale of tackling poverty across the UK.

The report reveals that 4.5 million people are more than 50% below the poverty line, and 7 million people are living in persistent poverty.

31 July, 2019

 

A new toolkit encouraging local businesses to measure their social value in Bristol has been launched in a bid to help organisations establish the positive impact they are having in the city.

Formal volunteering
30 July, 2019

 

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has released findings from its latest Community Life Survey.

The annual survey provides official statistics on issues that are important to encouraging social action and empowering communities, including volunteering, giving, community engagement, well-being and loneliness.

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