Charities

Don’t interfere with Britain’s charitable causes

28 June 2018 21:16

A new body called the Charity Tax Commission has been asked to look into the £3.7 billion tax reliefs given…

Is donating to large charities a waste of money?

16 September 2016 13:03

At the height of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the dead and dying lined the streets, locals too scared…

The RSPCA may be getting back to what it does best: animal welfare

14 May 2016 10:12

The RSPCA over the last decade has – many would say – lost its way, bogged down in a mess of private…

Oxfam reaches a new, sneakier low

2 March 2016 16:50

Here’s a new low for Oxfam, or rather a different, sneakier low. Three times in recent months I’ve been telephoned…

How not to defend the charity sector from criticism

4 February 2016 12:24

If you wanted an interview that summed up what is wrong with the charity sector at the moment, you’d struggle…

The trouble with Kids Company

29 December 2015 22:00

We continue our rundown of the top 10 most-read Spectator articles of 2015: No7 is Miles Goslett’s exposé of Kids…

Charities love to lobby so why should they be exempt from the Lobbying Act?

24 February 2015 15:42

In the next few weeks, you’ll hear endless grumbles from charities about the Lobbying Act. They will argue it restricts…

Oxfam’s Vanity Fair

16 June 2014 11:24

Today, dozens of campaign groups rushed to defend Oxfam’s advert attacking government austerity for ‘forcing more and more people into…