Posted: Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:06
Almost 60 Plymouth Brethren congregations have gained charitable status in the past year providing them with significant tax benefits.
Posted: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:14
Several faith-based charities have recently faced investigations or "operational compliance cases" from the Charity Commission for a range of offences, including fraud and accounting irregularities.
Posted: Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:53
The NSS has warned that a decision by the Scottish Charities Appeal Panel about a Catholic adoption agency that discriminates against gay couples "kicks a hole right through the middle of the Equality Act".
Posted: Thu, 16 May 2013 11:34
Catholic parish churches will be able to claim from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) an extra 20% for each donation of up to £20 without requiring the giver to complete a form.
Posted: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:24
The National Secular Society has published an open letter to Scottish Government Minister Mike Russell, asking him to clarify his position over the St Margaret's Adoption and Family Care Society adoption case.
Posted: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:48
A Catholic adoption agency has been told by the Charity Regulator in Scotland that if it doesn't lift its ban on applications from gay couples it will lose its charitable status.
Posted: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 06:52
MPs have backed a bid by Conservative MP Peter Bone to amend the Charities Act to restore the presumption that all religious groups are for the public benefit and therefore can be charities.
Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:41
Nick Hurd, the Government minister for civil society, fended off a barrage of criticism this week over the Charity Commission's decision not to grant charitable status to the Plymouth Brethren.
Posted: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:18
A Christian debt counselling organisation that offers prayers with its advice is spreading rapidly throughout the country.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:02
Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke has accused the Charity Commission of trying to suppress religion and predicted that the Plymouth Brethren case, where the organisation has been refused charity status, will be the first of many.