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

09/04/2020

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…

Employers should be mindful of 29 February 2020

17/01/2020

2020 is a leap year, which means there is an additional day in February – the 29th. For many, this will have absolutely no impact on their pay, but employers are being urged to exercise…

Making Tax Digital for charities

01/10/2019

From 1st April 2019 most VAT registered organisations have had to implement MTD however the commencement date for certain VAT registered charities was deferred to 1st October 2019.  If you are VAT registered and are:…

Have you received a tax return request from HMRC?

27/06/2019

Over the last few weeks HMRC has informed 3,000 charities that it will require them to complete a tax return this year. The returns requests are being sent to charities making large gift aid claims…

Residential property sellers face more tax changes

12/06/2019

Changes to the capital gains tax regime on the disposal of residential property could increase your tax liability and reduce the time you have available to pay it. Sales of residential property that complete on…

More tax changes for non-resident UK property owners

19/02/2019

Non-resident individuals and non-resident companies and their shareholders face a raft of new changes that will bring nearly all UK property – whether residential or commercial, held personally or indirectly, such as via limited company…

Is it time to review your charity’s reserves policy?

05/02/2019

As public scrutiny increases, charities need to consider if their reserves levels are still appropriate. Many charities could be judged to hoard financial reserves to protect their long-term existence. In doing this, they fail to…

Charities alerted to risk of fraud through Christmas gift cards

17/12/2018

Reports made to Action Fraud have highlighted fraudulent impersonations of CEOs and senior figures within charities. New reports have discovered charities being contacted by fraudsters impersonating the charity’s CEO, or a similar senior person, requesting…

Trust in charities

16/07/2018

The Charity Commission has just published its annual research into public trust and confidence in charities. The research aims to provide crucial insight into public expectations of charities.  It will shape the Commission’s priorities as…

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