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Streamlined Gift Aid for Re-use Charities

FRN is pleased to report that following negotiations with HMRC on the simplification of Gift Aid for product donations, the HMRC have today announced new rules for administering such claims. FRN has been working with the Charity Retail Association and others during 2012 to gain HMRC and the Treasury approval for these changes.

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Furniture Recycling Project at No. 10

Representatives of Gloucestershire’s Furniture Recycling Project (FRP), recent winners of the Big Society Award given by the Prime Minister, were invited to a meeting of all recent winners from across the UK, followed by an evening reception at No. 10 Downing Street, where they met with the Prime Minister.

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EAST BELFAST MISSION Award Winning Charity

In November 2011 the Social Economy team at East Belfast Mission (EBM) won the Belfast Media Aisling Award for Belfast’s Best Business in the social entrepreneur category. They entered the Ulster Bank Achievers Awards and became provincial winners of the Award for Social Entrepreneurship 2011.

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Think outside the recycling box: Re-use Matters

If there is to be ambition in DEFRA’s Waste Prevention Plan, and a drive to create a UK circular economy to support growth, the UK’s Furniture Re-use Network suggests that DEFRA needs to work alongside other Departments and think outside the recycling box and embrace the social and economic value and benefit that waste prevention and reuse offers to help regenerate the ailing UK economy.

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