German consumers are upbeat

first_imgTuesday 25 January 2011 8:58 pm whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Texas governor said he plans to strip the Legislature’s paybusinessinsider.com Germany’s relentless recovery received another boost yesterday, as consumer confidence figures showed yet a further increase. The household confidence index is expected to rise to 5.7 next month. The level for January was revised up to 5.5 from an initial estimate of 5.4, following six months of increases. “Even the first wave of German austerity measures could not stop optimism,” said ING’s Carsten Brzeski. center_img German consumers are upbeat KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING

first_img WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULL Wednesday 6 April 2011 8:29 pm KCS-content Sharecenter_img FINANCIAL TIMESPARTIES FAIL TO BREAK US BUDGET DEADLOCKThe US began preparations to stand down nearly 1m workers and suspend services ranging from processing tax returns to national parks as a government shutdown loomed over stalled budget talks. Republicans and Democrats in Congress remained deadlocked over a budget agreement for the final six months of the current fiscal year, ahead of a deadline on Friday when funding for the government runs out.CITI INDONESIA ARM HIT BY THEFT ALLEGATION Citigroup has been barred from selling wealth management services to new clients in Indonesia after allegations that a long-time employee stole millions of dollars from customers of its premium retail bank. The ban was revealed on Wednesday by Darmin Nasution, Indonesia’s central bank governor, who told legislators Citi had been instructed to “temporarily suspend” recruitment of new clients to Citigold, the US bank’s flagship service for wealthy customers.GBAGBO REJECTS ALL TALK OF SURRENDERLaurent Gbagbo, Ivory Coast’s besieged president, clung to the vestiges of power on Wednesday as rival forces tired to prise him from his presidential palace in the leafy Abidjan suburb of Cocody.CAMERON HINTS AT HOSPITAL ROLE IN ORDERING HEALTHCAREStrong hints that hospital doctors and nurses, rather than simply GPs, will be involved in the commissioning of NHS care emerged from the first of a series of “listening exercises”, as David Cameron rode to the rescue of reform plans. Nick Clegg, his deputy, conceded that ministers had not got “every detail right.THE TIMESDOUBTS GROW OVER BUFFETT’S HANDS-OFF MANAGEMENTWarren Buffett expressly warned his senior executives last year against trading in companies in which he might invest. The disclosure comes a week after one of Buffett’s key lieutenants stunned the business world by resigning amid reports that he had bought shares in the Lubrizol chemical company just days before recommending its purchase by Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway investment firm. FORGET THE PAST, A RATE RISE IN EUROPE WILL SEND SHARES LOWEREuropean shares defied conventional wisdom and soared both times in the past when eurozone interest rates were raised for the first time after a series of falls. But this time will probably be different, according to analysts at HSBC.The Daily TelegraphCHAMPIONS LEAGUE BRAND CHAMPION ICON SOLD FOR £11MA company involved in the branding of the UEFA Champions League, the Ryder Cup and Wimbledon is being sold for £11m to Chime Communications, the PR and marketing group chaired by Lord Bell. Icon, which began operations in 1949, is a so-called “experiential” marketing business that aims to bring to life sponsors’ brands.TRADES EXIT BBC RADIO TIMES AND TOP GEAR MAGAZINE AUCTIONKey trade bidders for BBC Magazines have exited the race to acquire the business behind the Radio Times and Top Gear magazines after slashing their offers. Bids from media companies such as Bauer, owner of Heat magazine, were cut as it emerged that Top Gear magazine and other leading BBC titles were not for sale.THE WALL STREET JOURNALCONFIDENCE AN ISSUE FOR IRISH BANKSIreland’s banking regulator said it will take years for investors to regain confidence in the country’s banks, which in the meantime are likely to remain reliant on funding from central banks. “It’s going to take a while before there’s an Irish bond issue” from a bank, said Matthew Elderfield, the head of financial regulation at the Central Bank of Ireland.SPAIN PUSHES BIG BANKS TO BUY CAJA Spanish regulators are pressing Banco Santander SA and other large Spanish banks to take part in the cleanup of the country’s financial sector. As the lender, Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo, approached Santander, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA and midsize Spanish banks in recent days in an effort to sell itself. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Adsbonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Acura’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsZen HeraldShe Inspired Three Of The Most Popular Songs EverZen HeraldHealthyGemAlways Place A Rubber Band On Door Knob When Alone, Here’s WhyHealthyGemFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily Funny whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

ICC issues tenders for travel management services

first_imgby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Like24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsUndoE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndoGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoThe ICC is seeking proposals from travel management agents to provide Travel Management Services for group travel relating to ICC events, board meetings and conferences as well as individual corporate travel for the period from 2020 to 2023.Interested Travel Management Agents are expected to have appropriate experience, a global presence, infrastructure, staffing, resources, capability and financial standing to provide outstanding levels of service in Travel Management Services.Also Read: ICC to consider making four-day Tests mandatoryICC has further confirmed that the applications from consortia or joint applications will not be entertained.All interested companies should submit their full corporate legal name, company number and registered office address by email to [email protected] as soon as possible. Once the above email and required details are received by the ICC, interested parties will receive a confidentiality agreement for signature and return, together with further instructions, before being issued with any of the tender documents.Also Read: ICC partners with Peters Ice Cream for 2020 T20 World Cups RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs TAGSICCICC TendersICC Travel Management ServicesInternational Cricket CouncilSports Business NewsSports Business News India SHARE Facebook Twitter Cricket Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – December 30, 2019 Football The International Cricket Council today (Monday) announced that tender documents for the provision of Travel Management Services for the ICC for 2020 to 2023 are available on application from interested parties.Travel Management Services WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri adds another as Switzerland lead 3-1; Follow Live Updates WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Previous articleKohli continues to be first choice for Test captain of decadeNext articleJustice (Retd) Deepak Verma is DDCA ombudsman Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 35/2 (11 ov)- Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Latest Sports News Cricket Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Bale fires shot over the bar as Wales miss chance for equalizer; Follow Live Updates Cricket ICC issues tenders for travel management services CricketLatest Sports NewsSport Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crorelast_img read more

Candidates take your mark

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here March 14, 2017 at 2:36 pm Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSGreg Jackson Previous articleState Rep. Jennifer Sullivan Schedules Apopka Office HoursNext articleA timely play coming to Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Greg, a horrible rumor of your possible running for office? Is it horrible? LOL…..is one of the candidates you are speaking of, a Mr. Poe? I don’t know the dark horse candidate you speak of, nor the Apopka preacher either. Ms. Rumph is trying, and #she persisted!…..I met her at a meeting, I am pretty sure I did……what do you think Greg of the news about the old Flea World property and the CRA over in Seminole County where the CRA board is composed of the Seminole County Commissioners and the staff recommendations wanting to give big bucks for demolishing the old Flea World buildings for the developers to build that is in the news today? Do you care to share what you think about that? As far as political savvy, experience, or qualifications, I think with a lot of people questioning whether they should run or not, with self-doubt, I think that went straight out the door, when they saw Donald Trump get elected and realized he won the highest office in the land with! NO experience, NO qualifications, and worse, a BAD attitude! 1 COMMENTcenter_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom An early look at local 2018 electionsOpinionBy Greg Jackson, Esq.Greg JacksonQuietly, the Orange County District 2 Commission race is starting to heat up. On second thought, maybe saying it is “heating up” is a bit too much conjecture on my part. From the numerous calls I am receiving, although I cannot tell you what the final slate of candidates will look like at qualification time, I have surmised a few certainties. First off, I need to put to bed one horrible rumor; that being my immediate political ambitions. To be clear, I have no interest in running for public office in 2018. As the recently elected Chairman of the Orange County Board of Zoning Adjustment, as well as my work through FEC to address issues with CRA’s across the state and much more, I am plenty busy. Also, with my youngest child entering high school with plans to row for an Ivy-League school, I am focused on her success. So as  New Edition once said “You’ll have to count me out this time.”However, one lonely soul, Patricia Rumph, has filed to run for the seat so far. Judging from her financial reports, she is not a very strong candidate and has only raised $2,716.00, which includes a $100.00 loan to herself, since she entered the race in 2016. Rumph’s list of contributors, 28 in total, includes two ODEC committee members, three people with the last name Rumph, 13 people outside of the district, a few Jones High School Alumni and at least four people who said they are planning to contribute to other candidates that get into the race. One thing for certain is that there are no heavy-hitters on Rumph’s list. Also, Rumph has not done any work in the Apopka-area, so it is not surprising that no one knows her even though she is the only person in the race.Next, a preacher, whose church has been displaced no less than five times in the last two years, has relocated his congregation to Apopka High School and is threatening to run for the District 2 seat. While the preacher has a slightly better chance than Rumph, he is equally weak in terms of experience and qualifications. Although it sounded imposing and important when then presidential candidate Barack Obama declared himself a “community organizer”, when a potential county commission candidate with no political savvy says that, it sounds like something a person would say with no experience when asked about their lack of experience. Interestingly, both Rumph and the preacher will rely on their ties to Jones High School and the Pine Hills community to garner support, which will effectively split those votes. But, neither will be able to get the support needed from Ocoee or Apopka to really be competitive.Additionally, the name of a former Disney Executive who also led a Central Florida organization has come into play. While he will definitely display the executive and administrative abilities to be highly competitive for the Orange County District 2 seat, the real question is whether or not he will want to endure the riggers of a campaign, which could potentially dig into the past that led to his quick exit from the state-wide race in 2014.Lastly, there is a “dark horse” preparing to jump in the race and it is my initial assessment that this will be the person to beat. With the votes being split at least three-ways in Pine Hills by the three aforementioned persons, all of whom are African-American, this individual could quite possibly win the seat almost as easily as Commissioner Bryan Nelson did in 2014. If you recall, Commissioner Nelson nearly received 50% of the votes during the 2014 Primary Election with five African-Americans in that race. The “dark horse” candidate I am referring to has strong political ties to West Orange County, exceptional experience, has won several elections in thearea and can carry the votes in the places that matter, i.e., Apopka, Ocoee, College Park, Lockhart and quite possibly Eatonville.While I recognize that anything can happen with elections, judging from elections over the past 20+ years for the Orange County District 2 seat, it cannot be ignored that whoever wins Apopka, wins the seat. As 2018 approaches and more folks jump into the race for Orange County District 2, I will give my honest assessments of each candidate, naming them as they file to enter the race. The future of District 2 is too important to leave it to chance that voters will get the information necessary to make informed decisions. Like it or not, I will stand ready to provide my assessments of each candidate in the District 2 race; and rest assured that I will do all of this — in my humble opinion.Greg Jackson is a past Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida, military veteran, current Orange County District 2 Representative on the Board of Zoning Adjustments, and General Counsel for the Community Redevelopment Agency. He has been as an active member of the Central Florida community for nearly 20 years. He was most recently a candidate for the Florida House District 45 seat. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Mama Mialast_img read more

Orange County celebrates “Come out with Pride” Parade

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. From the Orange County NewsroomOrange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined the community to celebrate the 2017 Orlando Come Out with Pride Parade and Rally, which celebrated Orlando’s LGBTQ community, its allies and all those who stand united with Orlando.Orange County District 3 Commissioner Pete Clarke, District 5 Commissioner Emily Bonilla and City of Orlando District 4 Commissioner Patty Sheehan were also in attendance. The event, which gathered more than 50,000 attendees, was held on Oct. 14 and has become one of the largest Pride festivals in Florida.At the end of the parade, participants gathered for a Pride Rally at the Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park, where Mayor Jacobs presented a proclamation declaring Oct. 14 as Come Out with Pride Orlando Day in Orange County.“Come Out With Pride has always been a much anticipated and treasured event in Orlando, but recently it has taken on a much broader purpose. It’s more important than ever for us to show unity and compassion, and to lead with love and kindness,” Mayor Jacobs said during her remarks. “We are a community that doesn’t just embrace diversity and inclusion, but views it as one of our greatest sources of strength and pride.”Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined the community for the 2017 Orlando Come Out with Pride Parade and Rally held in downtown Orlando on Oct. 14, 2017.Mayor Jacobs also thanked LGBTQ champions, advocates and leaders throughout Central Florida for their collaboration and support during Orlando’s most difficult moment in history last year during the Pulse nightclub tragedy. On June 12, 2016, Orange County was impacted greatly by a senseless act of violence and hatred at Pulse Nightclub when a gunman killed 49 people and injured 68 others at Pulse in the City of Orlando. More than a year later, the community continues to remember our 49 brothers and sister, their families and the survivors as they continue to heal from the tragedy.Come Out with Pride, Inc. is a nonprofit organization made up of an all-volunteer board and production team inspired to make an impact in the LGBTQ+ community. The Metropolitan Business Association, Central Florida’s LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, saw the need for the Pride festival to focus on building unity and cohesiveness within the community, which led to the creation of Come Out with Pride in 2005.Come Out with Pride is celebrated during the first weekend in October to align with National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11 and National Gay and Lesbian History Month. Please enter your name here TAGSCome out with Pride ParadeLGBTQOrange County Previous articleLongest running member to speak at milestone lunchNext articleBlue Darters fall, Mustangs rise in AP Top 10 Poll Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

HIV charities merge

Advertisement HIV charities merge  17 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 October 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The two largest HIV charities merged on Sunday. London Lighthouse and Terrence Higgins Trust will now be known as Terrence Higgins Trust Lighthouse.Read Force for Good by Nicola Hill at The Guardian. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Extra £100 million from Big Lottery Fund

first_imgExtra £100 million from Big Lottery Fund  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Big Lottery Fund will be launching its portfolio of new programmes for England from autumn this year. At its meeting on 19 July, the Big Lottery Fund’s Board finalised its new portfolio of programmes by agreeing to support a range of new strategic programmes in England. It will make announcements about programmes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland at a later date. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Big Lottery Fund has announced it is providing an extra £100 million this year to give additional support to voluntary and community groups across the UK.The Big Lottery Fund says that it received “an unprecedented number of applications” for its Voluntary and Community Funding Programmes which closed for applications on 31 May 2005. The additional funding will ensure that more projects will receive a grant. Since January 2005, the Big Lottery Fund has seen a 123% increase in applications to this programme compared to the same period last year. As a result, the Fund’s Board has agreed to extend the deadlines for decisions on applications to the former Community Fund’s Voluntary and Community Funding Programmes from November 2005 to February 2006. Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 August 2005 | Newslast_img read more

RNLI raised over £100,000 last year from recycled cartridges and gadgets

first_imgRNLI raised over £100,000 last year from recycled cartridges and gadgets Howard Lake | 14 January 2014 | News Working with The Recycling Factory, the RNLI last year beat its target of £100,000 raised from recycling inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges, mobile phones and electronic gadgets.The income raised has helped fund the training of two lifeboat volunteers, at a cost of £1255 each, across all of the RNLI’s 237 stations for a whole year.RNLI supporters send in their empty cartridges using freepost envelopes or, if they have larger volumes, in free recycling boxes. The Recycling Factory say that “100% of each item’s value is donated directly to the charity” and the service is “completely free of charge”.  175 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: Donated goods Recycling Tradinglast_img read more

Consultation on changes to Gift Aid donor benefits rules

first_img Advertisement  112 total views,  3 views today Melanie May | 25 February 2016 | News Consultation on changes to Gift Aid donor benefits rules AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 The Treasury has begun its consultation on changes to the Gift Aid donor benefits rules.It announced a review of the rules in its Autumn Statement 2014, to consider whether the existing rules could be simplified. The consultation document invites stakeholders’ views on possible simplifications of the existing rules, and follows the government’s call for evidence, which ran between July and October 2015.It invites respondents to submit their views on a number of options, and asks whether they represent a welcome simplification of the existing donor benefits rules.The deadline for responses is 12 May 2016.The proposed simplifications are:• Reforming the relevant value test (simplifying the current monetary thresholds used to determine the amount of benefit that can be given for a Gift Aided donation).The document suggests:a) Removing the monetary thresholds altogether: by calculating instead the ‘net’ amount of donations on which Gift Aid can be claimed by deducting the cost of providing Donor Benefits from a charity’s gross donation receipts, or by reforming the rules so that Gift Aid can only be claimed according to the split payments rule.b) Alternatively, the document proposes reducing the number of thresholds from three to one. The remaining threshold would be expressed in terms of the value of the benefit as a percentage of the associated donation, up to the prescribed maximum aggregate benefit value. Providing the value of the benefit did not exceed that percentage threshold, and complied with the aggregate value test, Gift Aid could be claimed on the entire value of that donation.• The introduction of a disregard for low value benefitsA low value disregard would enable Gift Aid to be claimed on the gross value of an eligible donation as long as the total benefits provided to the donor in consequence of that donation did not exceed a certain monetary threshold. Any type of benefit could be given, provided that the stated monetary threshold was not exceeded.• Withdrawing the lifetime benefits concessionResponses to the Call for Evidence suggested that charities do not use the lifetime benefits rule, which states that, for the purposes of Gift Aid, the value of lifetime benefits only needs to be included in the total value of benefit given to a donor for the first 10 years. As a result, the government is proposing withdrawing this concession altogether.The consultation document is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/simplifying-the-gift-aid-donor-benefit-rules-consultation Tagged with: Gift Aid Law / policy  113 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Comic Relief #iwill youth social action fund seeks applications

first_img Comic Relief’s #iwill fund is open for applications until 12th May for projects encouraging young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in and lead youth social action.Comic Relief has partnered with the #iwill campaign to create a £2.4 million fund to target young people from less affluent backgrounds. The campaign aims to get six out of ten young people involved in social action by 2020, and the #iwill fund is offering grants for up to 30 projects of between £20,000 to £50,000 per year for up to three years, with a maximum of £150,000 in total. Comic Relief is keen to fund projects that will work with young people in areas of high need and deprivation, and where there are minimal services or activities available for young people.The criteria for the grants will be:Ability to demonstrate effective ways to build relationships with ‘reluctant’ young people in their own communityAbility to demonstrate how they will engage those young people in creative, innovative and meaningful social actionActivity funded under this programme will need to reflect the Step Up To Serve Six Shared Principles of quality social action:challengingyouth-ledsocially impactfulprogressiveembeddedreflectiveMore information on application criteria and eligibility are available on the Comic Relief site. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  146 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Advertisement  145 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Comic Relief Funding Melanie May | 25 April 2017 | News Comic Relief #iwill youth social action fund seeks applicationslast_img read more