Sharegift launches new Web site

first_imgThe new Web site was made possible due to a grant from the Vodafone UK Foundation. Howard Lake | 2 July 2003 | News Sharegift launches new Web site AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ShareGift, the charity share donation scheme, has a new Web site.The new site includes far more information about the organisation works with charities and companies, as well as information about donating shares to ShareGift and tax efficient giving.As well as a FAQ for fundraisers, the site includes some useful links to charities that publish information on their own sites about the benefits of donating shares. In addition, ShareGift says that it will gladly help charities with recommended text on donating shares to appear on their own Web sites. Advertisement  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

UK government halts work on collective DC, defined ambition

first_img“The time is not right to ask the pensions industry to absorb the new swathe of regulation that would be needed to make such further reforms work effectively.”Altmann, appointed pensions minister after the May general election saw the Conservative party win a majority, added: “The market needs time and space to adjust to the other reforms underway, and these areas will be revisited once there has been an opportunity for that to happen.”Webb, who joined Royal London Asset Management after losing his parliamentary seat, previously argued that defined ambition was not simply an academic exercise.Asked by IPE in June if the new government would still pursue the agenda set out during his five years in office, he said: “It may not be the first priority – there are more pressing ones. But departments can do things in parallel.”Collective DC funds, made possible in the UK by the Pensions Scheme Act 2015, have not enjoyed widespread support.The cross-party work and pensions select committee argued in March that the Department for Work & Pensions should suspend any future work on defined ambition until after the rollout of auto-enrolment.Defined ambition, and the eventual introduction of collective DC, was one of Webb’s key policy goals, first articulated in 2011 when he spoke of the need to “facilitate” the re-introduction of risk-sharing in DC. The UK government has put on hold any further attempts to introduce collective defined contribution (DC), bringing to an end reforms championed by former pensions minister Steve Webb.In a written statement, Webb’s successor Ros Altmann cited the need to work through the new pensions freedoms – which allow savers to draw down their pension from age 55 – and other recent regulatory changes as the reason for moving away from defined ambition.Altmann said it was important that focus remained on the new pensions freedoms, and the bedding in of the state pension reform overseen by Webb, to ensure they were a success.“That is why we have decided the time is not right to implement defined ambition, collective benefits and automatic transfers,” she said.last_img read more

Anonymous donation funds future USC dorm

first_imgAn anonymous donor has given $15 million to endow a residential college at the upcoming USC Village, according to USC News.The donation will fund the creation of one of nine residential colleges on the future Village site, which is expected to house up to 2,700 students.The anonymous gift comes on the heels of USC trustee Ray Irani’s $20 million donation earlier this month, which similarly endowed a Village residential college with $15 million of the total.This is now the third gift for student housing at USC Village, with the Ray Irani Residential College and the McCarthy Honors College being the first two. The name of the new college has not been disclosed.The $650 million project is expected to be completed by spring 2017, and in addition to student housing will include new retail space and restaurants.last_img read more

UCL Preview: Bayern aim for smooth passage to semis against Benfica

first_imgMario Gotze has warned Bayern Munich they face a ‘dangerous’ tie against Benfica in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday.Bayern are eager to avoid another slip-up against Portuguese opposition after suffering a 3-1 first-leg defeat to Porto at the same stage of the competition last season.While they responded with a 6-1 victory in Munich to comfortably reach the semi-finals, Gotze said: “The game is dangerous. We have to remind ourselves about what we experienced in Porto last year.”Bayern, who battled past Juventus 6-4 on aggregate to reach the quarter-finals, maintained their five-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga with a 1-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend.They are strong favourites to progress to the semi-finals for the fifth year in a row, but Benfica have won 19 of their last 20 games in all competitions and also lead their domestic league by five points. The Portuguese side, who beat Zenit St Petersburg 3-1 on aggregate in the last round, boast the most prolific striker in Europe, with Jonas scoring his 30th league goal on Friday.Team newsBayern will be without Netherlands captain Arjen Robben, who has a groin injury, and also have issues in defence.Jerome Boateng and Holger Badstuber are ruled out and Medhi Benatia and Javi Martinez are doubtful. Kingsley Coman should be fit after missing the win over Frankfurt with a slight muscle injury.Benfica will be without goalkeeper Julio Cesar (thigh), defenders Lisandro Lopez (thigh) and Luisao (arm), as well as Nuno Santos (knee).   –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more