Posts Tagged “donations”

“But don’t all US alumni give back to their university?”

by Stephen Tall on April 19, 2013

The publication this week of the latest UK university fundraising figures gives me a timely excuse to dust down this #QTWTAIN. There’s a common assumption that pretty much all alumni at US universities (and certainly the elite Ivy League) give (…)

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Lib Dem donation figures in full (Quarter 1, 2012)

by Stephen Tall on June 10, 2012

The Electoral Commission has recently published the latest donation and borrowing figures for the political parties, showing that the Lib Dems raised £606,724 between January and March this year. (At the foot of this post is the full breakdown of donations (excluding public funds) received by quarter since 2005, and annually between 2001 and 2004. […]

*Data-geek alert* Spreadsheets of all main party donations, 2001-11, available to download here

by Stephen Tall on February 27, 2012

There are many ways to live it large on a Friday night. Here’s what I did to get the weekend party started… grazed on the Electoral Commission’s website, looking at the data available of all declared donations by the Lib (…)

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10 things you might not have known about party political funding over the last decade

by Stephen Tall on February 25, 2012

The Electoral Commission website is a data-mine of information for those interested in all aspects of party political funding. For those who’d rather not get their hands dirty doing the mining themselves, below you’ll find 10 interesting (in my opinion) facts I discovered there. But for those of you interested in excavating further, I’ve uploaded […]

Lib Dem donation figures in full (Q3, 2011)

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2011

The Electoral Commission has this past week published the latest donation and borrowing figures for the political parties, showing that the Lib Dems raised £1,199,623 between July and September this year. (At the foot of this post is the full breakdown of donations (excluding public funds) received by quarter since 2005, and annually between 2001 […]

Lib Dem donation figures in full (Q1, 2011)

by Stephen Tall on May 31, 2011

The Electoral Commission has this past week published the latest donation and borrowing figures for the political parties, showing that the Lib Dems raised £810,029 in the first three months of this year. (At the foot of this post is the full breakdown of cash and non-cash donations received by quarter since 2005, and annually […]

Why I’m sticking up for the Taxpayers’ Alliance. Sort of.

by Stephen Tall on December 21, 2009

Today’s Guardian is full of righteous indignation about the allegation that the Taxpayers’ Alliance has set up a charitable arm to claim Gift Aid on donations from wealthy backers, Tory tax allies ’subsidised’ by the taxpayer:

A campaign group which claims to represent the interests of ordinary taxpayers is using a charitable arm which gives it […]

Ashcroft told: pay your taxes or don't donate to the Tories

by Stephen Tall on July 14, 2009

As the Telegraph reports: Lord Ashcroft, the major Conservative donor, will be forced to reveal whether he pays tax or stop funding the party, under new election rules. The move is seen as a direct attack on the peer, a (…)

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Lords vote to ban tax exiles and non-doms from donating to political parties

by Stephen Tall on June 16, 2009

Today’s Guardian reports on yesterday’s move by the House of Lords to accept an amendment which will ban tax exiles and non-doms from making a donation to British political parties. The amendment was moved by rebel Labour peer Lord (Dale) (…)

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