Oxfam GB has turned down a donation of royalties from a controversial book.
It is not often that charities can legitimately reject a donation. Oxfam GB, however, has done so in the case of a book by Ted Honderich, formerly Professor of Mind and Logic at University College, London. Honderich wished to donate his advance of £5,000 to the charity.
The Daily Telegraph paints a bleak picture of charities facing a drop in donations through poorly performing stock markets, reduced corporate giving, and a need to protect themselves from a growing "compensation culture" of litigation.
The Telegraph's report highlight's the reduction in British Airways' budget for charitable support, down from
AbilityNet and Abbey National are offering Web site audits free of charge to 15 UK-based charities.
The audit is designed to highlight the key accessibility issues that would otherwise prevent easy access for those with a range of disabilities including visual impairment, dyslexia and keyboard and mouse difficulties.