A particularly scummy trick based on changes to "Accounting Rules" of course. "The Charities Commission says that this is âwholly inappropriateâ because combining the trust and charity accounts will jeopardise the charityâs autonomy and discourage donations. About Â£330 million was given to 300 NHS charities in the year to June 2008, and they control an estimated Â£2 billion of assets. A spokeswoman for the Commission said: âThe Charity Commission does not agree with the interpretation of the accounting rules in the Department of Health letter to NHS bodies. We are currently engaging with the Department on this matter.â Charities also fear that the change, due to come into effect in April, will be used as a smokescreen to hide cuts in health spending, with ministers reducing funds for organisations such as childrenâs hospitals that have successful charitable arms." http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6969955.ece So, what other Charities might have their gifts and assets deemed to be part of the Government coffers then?