Posts By: Adrian Sargeant

Why I’m predicting a £2 billion hole in voluntary income

I’ve been asked by a number of sector commentators to clarify the thinking that underpins my £2 billion estimate of the impact of the proposals in the Etherington review.

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I see no evidence of a catastrophic fall in giving

Does anyone really believe that giving fell by a whopping 20 per cent last year? I know I don’t. I know of only a handful of charities whose income was challenged in the way that the NCVO suggests, and the evidence from other sources such as the Treasury and nfpSynergy suggests a much more static picture.

While the NCVO might argue that it is largely only the very small charities that have suffered, if the big guns of the sector (who account for 80 per cent of all donations) are reporting static or even marginally increasing levels of giving, then the fall in small charity income must have been pretty catastrophic for a 20 per cent fall to be recorded overall. I see no evidence of that. Read more on I see no evidence of a catastrophic fall in giving…