Category: Sectors

Five steps to growing your business, safely


There is an inherent degree of risk in any business growth strategy – but keeping this risk to a minimum can help you grow your business without sacrificing your hard work. Growing your business hinges…

Spring Budget ushers in property tax shake-up


The Chancellor delivered his 2024 ‘Budget for long-term growth’ in the face of an upcoming general election. Although the headlines have been dominated by the news that employee National Insurance Contributions will be cut further…

Charity Commission issues official warning to education charity: A wake-up call for the charity sector


The charity sector, often regarded as a beacon of hope and compassion, is under scrutiny as the Charity Commission issues an official warning to an education charity.

An essential financial opportunity maximising your State Pension


In retirement planning, you may encounter a multitude of options and strategies to increase your pot, but some have a catch. However, some prospects are more valuable, and one such opportunity is currently presenting itself…

UK charity audits: A quick guide for trustees


In the UK, charity audits are an essential yet intricate part of a trustee’s responsibility – ensuring transparency and fostering trust among stakeholders, including donors, beneficiaries, and regulators.

Paying trustees for providing services or goods to a charity


As a trustee, you will be all too aware of the regulatory obstacles preventing your charity from being able to pay its trustees.

Adapting to changes for the disposal of charity land


The most recent set of changes from the Charities Act 2022 came into force on 14 June 2023, with the aim of reducing the administrative burden on charities.

Inflation and increased interest rates – What does it mean for businesses?


Office for National Statistics (ONS) data revealed that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) – the official measure of inflation – only fell to 8.7 per cent in the 12 months to May 2023. While the…

How can you manage your trustee responsibilities?


Charities are facing several challenges, particularly as the cost-of-living pressure bites into donations.