Posted: Tue, 11 Apr 2017
The National Secular Society has written to the Charity Commission urging it to investigate a religious charity behind the sale of an alcoholic drink widely associated with criminal activity in Scotland.
Posted: Mon, 04 Jul 2016
The National Secular Society has called on the Government to reform a charity aid scheme to ensure that all charities, including secular ones, can access the scheme and benefit equally.
Posted: Mon, 20 Jul 2015
Content on the website of the Islamic Network, a registered charity, referred to homosexuality as a "sick disease" and 'legitimised' the killing of gay people.
Posted: Thu, 19 Feb 2015
An ITV documentary has exposed radicalism and anti-Semitism in an Islamic charity with alleged extremist links.
Posted: Tue, 17 Feb 2015
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is giving away £400,000 to a religious organisation or consortium, with the purpose of "strengthening" faith groups in the UK.
Posted: Mon, 05 Jan 2015
Almost 60 Plymouth Brethren congregations have gained charitable status in the past year providing them with significant tax benefits.
Posted: Mon, 17 Nov 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A Christian debt counselling organisation that offers prayers with its advice is spreading rapidly throughout the country.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012
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.