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The voice of Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.

A survey of Scottish charities by accountants Scott-Moncrieff finds surprisingly high levels of financial confidence in the sector

Ruchir Shah explains the significance of the crumbs the chancellor offered to the Scottish charity sector in his recent budget

Street fundraisers and door-to-door collectors annoy the public the most

Ministers don't understand the third sector, argues Debra Allcock Tyler in response to George Osborne's fifth budget

Smaller charities are signing up to FRSB but larger ones remain elusive

John Low from the Charities Aid Foundation says there were positives for charities in the budget, but the government needs to provide more detail

Give More was not doomed to failure but it didn't engage either the public or the third sector

Nick Sladden of Baker Tilly expects to see more measures to prevent charities being used for tax avoidance in Wednesday's budget

Charities that continue to use cheques need to safeguard against fraud

Investigation launched into rising public complaints about fundraising