Budget 2014 Wishlist for Charities and Not-for-profits

 

Ahead of Wednesday’s budget, Moore and Smalley’s sector experts give their predictions and say what they would like the chancellor to do.

 

“We really need to have a degree of certainty about funding streams and simplification of procurement processes to enable more charities who are delivering essential services to be able to bid for contracts and access funding,” says partner Tracey Johnson, from Moore and Smalley’s charities team.

 

“The sector employs a significant number of people, so any incentives which reduce employment costs, for example NIC relief, and help them to be able to afford to retain employees will be welcomed.

 

“Any incentives that encourage private giving through donations, legacies, or social investment initiatives will also help the sector to increase or maintain income levels or, in the case of grant making trusts, to provide funding and support to other voluntary organisations.”