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Revision to the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP)


Just as many charities are preparing, or are planning to prepare, their first accounts under the revised Charities SORP, a number of amendments have been issued. The changes are mandatory for periods commencing 1st January…

How to get bankers to say ‘yes’ to your real estate funding requests


This month’s Real Estate Around London (REAL) networking event for property professionals drew quite a crowd. They came to hear NatWest’s John Gillen as he drew on his 35 years of banking experience to explain…

Happy anniversary Xero!


On the 10th February 2011 WMT became a Xero partner. This week, as our team enjoyed Xero’s annual Xerocon London conference, we were delighted to be celebrating 5 years of Xero and took some time…

Updated finance guidance for charity trustees


In order to face the challenges of the current social and economic climate, the Charity Commission has stated that charity trustees must apply the commission’s finance guidance. To help with this the Commission has updated…

Charities and mandate fraud


The Charity Commission issued a notice in January 2016 urging charities to review their financial controls to ensure that they do not fall victim to mandate fraud. Under this type of fraud, organisations or people…

Updated gift aid declaration forms


The free template declaration forms provided by HMRC were updated in October 2015 for use by April 2016. Although you don’t have to use these templates, doing so ensures that the declarations will meet HMRC’s…

LinkedIn – network with your feet up!


It’s no secret that Linkedin is a great place to network, share content and updates, find jobs, answer questions and build thought leadership – and best of all, it’s free! But how should you use…

Good news for charity donations


The Small Charitable Donations Act (Amendment) Order 2015 increases the maximum amount of small donations on which a charity may claim a top-up payment (referred to as the specified amount ) for a tax year.…

Charity Commission consultation: Trustee guidance for charity fundraising


The Charity Commission is conducting a public consultation on revised draft guidance for trustees, which emphasises that trustees must take responsibility for the fundraising undertaken by their charities. The Commission states that recent widespread criticism…