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NPC’s statement on DCMS response to the Lords Select Committee on Charities

Dan Corry, Chief Executive of NPC, today commenting on the DCMS response to the Lords Select Committee on Charities, said: ‘Warm words are not enough to support the charity sector to deliver the impact so desperately needed. Given the lack of action in this response, it is a mystery as to why it has taken more than half a year.

New report argues charities tackling social issues can help keep us healthy and relieve NHS burden

Organisations working to address the social determinants of health help to keep us well, says new research NPC in partnership with the Health Foundation and Sir Michael Marmot’s Institute of Health Equity. The report helps charities that do not have a health focus understand the evidence about how their social interventions improve people’s health. Addressing these could decrease overall demand and expense in the long term, and can help to keep people well.

NPC welcomes Charity Tax Commission

Earlier this week the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) announced that their Charity Tax Commission will be chaired by Sir Nicholas Montagu, a former chairman of Inland Revenue, which gives assurance that this will be an independent review albeit run from NCVO. We very much welcome this review and Dan Corry has agreed to be one of the commissioners.

NPC calls for wide ranging review of charity tax breaks

Speaking in advance of a seminar on strengthening civil society, NPC CEO Dan Corry calls for a wide ranging review of the finance available to charities due to tax reliefs to see if they should be reconfigured to better help the sector. For this review to be most effective, it should be led by HMRC with direct charity sector input.

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