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Ten ways to use your ISA allowance
Jul 22/07/2010

Shopping around for the best Cash ISA rate? For a basic rate taxpayer, a Cash ISA of £5,100 earning 2% would save only £20.40 in tax.

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“Tax need not be taxing”
Jul 22/07/2010

In the words of a frequently quoted commercial by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for their on-line services, “tax need not be taxing”. It would all be rather less taxing if the rules remained the same for any length of time.

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Hope for charities tinged with caution
Jun 14/06/2010

The recent ACEVO charity conference in London, entitled "Leading your charity through a time of change", was fortunate to hear from two individuals in particular who are each likely to have a major impact on the sector - the Rt Hon Francis Maude MP (Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General) and Dame Suzi Leather (Chair of the Charity Commission). What they had to say proved to be thought provoking...

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Alternative assets - to invest or not
May 20/05/2010

Alternative assets are certainly increasingly coming onto the radar of charity investors, but should they be included in portfolios and if so, what's the ideal allocation.....?

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HMS Pinafore finds a safe harbour
Jan 29/01/2010

After the great success of the collaboration between William Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan which was HMS Pinafore, Richard D''Oyly Carte formed the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company which today is know as the D'Oyly Carte Opera Trust Limited

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Spam, spam and more spam
Dec 24/12/2009

No, not a summary of my intended Christmas lunch menu, but a commentary on the evils of internet 'spammers' and the problems they have recently created for us!

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Third quartile performance...Surely not?
Dec 24/12/2009

November saw the publication of the highly regarded Charity Finance Fund Management Survey and we were surprised by some of the results...

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An apology!
Dec 24/12/2009

Those who are regular visitors to our web site may have noticed that we managed to go "off air" for a couple of days...

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Read our Voting Guidelines

Following on from the publishing of our Stewardship report, we have released our Voting Guidelines...

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Get in touch with our team

We’re available by phone and email, but most of all in person to provide expert advice and assistance.

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The Better Society Awards 2018

Castlefield have been shortlisted for three categories in this year’s Better Society Awards.

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