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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – help and support for charities

06/04/2020

In these difficult times the Charity Commission is providing specific advice to the charity sector. In this update, we summarise the advice announced so far. As more details emerge, we will update this webpage. Please…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – help and support for businesses

03/04/2020

Unprecedented measures to support businesses and protect the economy are being rolled out across the UK.  Used effectively, these will help many organisations come through the crisis created by the coronavirus. New details are emerging…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – help and support for hospitality businesses

22/03/2020

Following the announcement on 20th March by the Prime Minister all pubs, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and cafes throughout the UK will now have closed. After the guidance earlier in the week that consumers should stay…

Budget update 2020 – what you need to know

12/03/2020

‘we are at the beginning of a new era in this country. We have the freedom and the resources to decide our own future’. Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, 11 March 2020 Rishi Sunak’s…

Spring Budget 2020 – today’s headlines

11/03/2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget 2020 had a very different feel to it than those of recent times. With the country facing challenges from the Covid-19 (Corona) virus and the recent floods, his statement focused on…

National Minimum Wage ‘naming and shaming’ rules overhauled

13/02/2020

Upcoming changes to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) naming and shaming scheme will make allowances for employers who simply made a mistake. But there are no changes to the underlying rules of the NMW regime.…

WMT advises on the sale of City Cruises Plc to Hornblower

21/11/2019

WMT’s corporate advisory team advised the shareholders of the UK’s biggest tour boat operator, City Cruises PLC, on their personal financial positions during the sale of the company to Hornblower Cruises and Events. Over the…

Charity fraud awareness – the risks of insider fraud

07/11/2019

Research published in October by the Charity Commission to coincide with Charity Fraud Awareness Week indicated that more than half of charities that suffered fraud knew the perpetrators. Thiswas the largest ever survey on fraud…

International Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2019

18/10/2019

Charities can be seen as an easy target for criminals.  With the rise in fraud and cyber crime, the importance of strong defences to protect income and assets is paramount for charities of all sizes.…

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