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Last update: Monday 14th October
 
The income of UK charity shops increased by 2.2 per cent in real terms in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the same quarter the previous year, according to new figures released by the Charity Retail Association.
MoneyCivil Society News - 5th August 2014
 
Race for Life has topped a list of the 20 highest earning mass participation events, raising £51m for Cancer Research UK.
MoneyCivil Society News - 5th August 2014
 
Charity investment rose in value by just over 10 per cent in the last 12 months, and by 2.8 per cent in the first half of 2014, according to figures released by market analysts State Street.
MoneyCivil Society News - 4th August 2014
 
Cancer Research UK increased its income by £53m in the year to March 2014, a rise of 10 per cent on the previous year, according to its annual report and accounts filed last month.
MoneyCivil Society News - 4th August 2014
 
The average online donation to a UK charity has risen by 31.8% over the past four years, according to analysis of its customers’ online fundraising pages by Blackbaud, the software and services firm for charities and not-for-profits. In 2010 the average was £52.87: in 2013 the average was £69.70.
MoneyFundraising UK Ltd - 31st July 2014
 
The Salvation Army’s trading arm has donated over £10.1m this year to the charity from the profit it has generated from its charity shops and reuse and recycling activities. This is an increase of five per cent year on year and a record sum for The Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL).
MoneyFundraising UK Ltd - 31st July 2014
 
The Welsh voluntary sector contributed £3.8bn to Wales' economy last year, which is 8 per cent of the country's gross domestic product, according to WCVA's annual statistical resource.
MoneyCivil Society News - 31st July 2014
 
Chancellor George Osborne wishes he had done more to help Britain’s economy when the coalition first came to power. Mr Osborne told youngsters in a question and answer session, he regretted attempts to reform the economy had not gone far enough.
MoneyThe Sentinel, July 4, 2014
 
The supermarket price war drove food and drink costs to their first fall since 2006 last month as inflation dipped to a four-and-a-half-year low. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation dropped more steeply than expected to 1.5% in May – the lowest level since October 2009 – from 1.8% in April. Shoppers experienced a year-on-year decline of 0.6% in food and non-alcoholic drinks prices, the first for more than eight years and the heaviest since October 2004. It came amid a sustained push by the major supermarkets to combat the threat of discounters Aldi and Lidl.
MoneyThe Sentinel, June 18, 2014
 
The next phase of a church response to payday lenders was launched on Tuesday – a network of “Credit Champions” to promote responsible lending and saving. The Church Credit Champions Network (CCCN) was unveiled at St Martin-in-the-Fields, in central London, by Sir Hector Sants, the former investment banker and financial regulator who is leading the Archbishop of Canterbury’s taskforce on finance. The taskforce was set up last year, after Archbishop Welby’s run-in with Wonga.
MoneyChurch Times, 30 May 2014
 
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has signalled he is ready to take action to cool Britain’s surging housing market amid fears that a new property price bubble could derail the economic recovery. Mr. Carney said the Bank could adopt a range of measures – including imposing a new “affordability test” for borrowers and advising the Government to rein in its Help to Buy scheme.
MoneyThe Sentinel, May 19, 2014
 
Inflation rose for the first time in 10 months in April, stalling hopes for a pick-up in real terms wages. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation increased to 1.8% after hitting a four-year low of 1.6% the month before. Latest figures show annual wage increases were stuck at 1.7% meaning a hoped-for sustained period of pay rising faster than the cost of living has yet to materialise. Earnings have not consistently been improving at a higher rate than the cost of living since 2008 but appear to have caught up in recent months.
MoneyThe Sentinel, May 21, 2014
 
Digger-maker JCB delivered earnings of £313 million last year after seeing a resurgence of sales in the UK and Ireland. The business weathered global issues, such as an economic slowdown in emerging markets, political uncertainty and adverse movements in the exchange rate, to turn over £2.68 billion in 2013, about the same as the previous year.
MoneyThe Sentinel, May 12, 2014
 
A respected international think-tank has upgraded its growth forecast for the UK to 3.2% this year – but warned that action may be needed to cool the housing market. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) revised its estimate from 2.4%, saying it believed the recovery has now ‘taken hold’. But it cautioned that consumer spending remained the main driver of growth, and urged the Government to consider measures to ensure ‘balanced’ house price rises.
MoneyThe Sentinel, May 7, 2014
 
An MEP has labelled a European carbon tax ruling which threatens the pottery industry as ‘perverse’. Lib Dem West Midlands MEP Phil Bennion is calling on the Government to respond swiftly to the EU’s decision on Britain’s carbon price floor compensation scheme. Brussels ruled that the scheme, which helps ceramics and glass producers, contravened state rules.
MoneyThe Sentinel, May 8, 2014
 
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