Category: Charity and not-for-profit organisations

Updates to the Charity Governance Code


The Charity Governance Code aims to help charities and their trustees develop high standards of governance. The code is developed by a steering group made up of 200+ charities, individuals and related organisations and is…

Dormant Assets Scheme expanded to further support charities


Hundreds of millions of pounds of dormant assets will be “unlocked” to support charities throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Government has confirmed.

Charity Commission publishes new “five-minute guides” to help trustees cope with COVID-19 pandemic


The Charity Commission has published a range of new “five-minute guides” to help trustees get up to speed with their regulatory and accounting obligations.

More than 8,000 not-for-profit organisations share funding through Coronavirus Community Support Fund


Over 8,000 not-for-profit organisations have received grant funding of £200 million to support them throughout the coronavirus pandemic, new figures have revealed.

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


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…

Making Tax Digital for charities


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?


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…

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


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


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…