Social Enterprises

Housing association merger comes with plans to build 2,500 homes

Housing association merger comes with plans to build 2,500 homes

The largest housing association in Northern Ireland has been formed with the merger of OakleeTrinity and Ulidia Housing Associations. The newly created housing association is to be called Choice, and it... Read more

Judge says employee was 'ruthlessly dismissed'

A former manager of a charity been successful in her claim for unfair dismissal after the judge held that her employers had let her go "ruthlessly" and without following any... Read more

Important Charity tax relief case win

Charities in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK could benefit greatly from the recent tax relief case involving Buckinghamshire charity, Longridge On The Thames. In 2010 the outdoor activity... Read more

Fund launched to help SMEs in Northern Ireland

A new £5million 'NI Small Business Loan Fund' has been confirmed to help SMEs in Northern Ireland with financing, with Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster saying the fund will "help bridge... Read more

Penalty point system for charities

Charities in Northern Ireland will need to take note of new rules introduced in respect of street fundraisers and how they approach members of the public. The new scheme is to... Read more

Income tax relief cap for charity donors dropped

The Treasury is droppings its much criticised plan to cap income tax relief for charity donors. Announced in this year's Budget, the limit to the amount of tax relief that could... Read more

Wilson Nesbitt employees complete Belfast marathon

Congratulations to the Wilson Nesbitt employees who took part in the Belfast marathon this year. Neil Logan, Leah Daye, Brian Donnelly, Vijay Sharma, Richard Donald, Richard McLean, Michael McLarnon and... Read more

Gov rethinking tax-free charity giving threshold

A speech made by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to a group of rich philanthropists contained an indication that the government might move away from plans to cap tax-free charitable... Read more

Law Commission to review charity legislation

The Law Commission has announced plans to conduct a review of charity legislation, to begin toward the end of 2012 when Lord Hodgson has completed his review of the Charities... Read more