Our blog on the latest issues affecting the charity sector
Charity Digital Code of Practice launched
November 16, 2018
The UK’s first digital code of practice was launched yesterday following consultations with charity representatives.
Increase to charities small trading limit
November 5, 2018
The small trading exemption limit allows Charities with gross trading income under the threshold to treat their non-primary purpose trading profit as exempt for income and corporation tax purposes.
Changes to VAT returns from 1 April 2019 – are you ready?
October 8, 2018
Mandatory changes come into effect on 1 April 2019 that will fundamentally change the VAT return system. You will no longer be able to submit returns through the government gateway and must use software that will allow digital submission to HMRC.
A third of small charities not reporting to acceptable standards, according to Commission
October 2, 2018
The Charity Commission has recently published the result of its latest monitoring reviews of charity trustees’ annual reports and accounts, and it is urging charities to do better.
Five ways to highlight your charity’s benefits in the Annual Report
September 11, 2018
Many charities prepare an annual summary report to send out to supporters and potential donors, and this is a great opportunity to highlight who benefits from their donations, and in what way.
Charity trustees and senior management: Automatic disqualification rules
August 23, 2018
On the 1 August 2018, the Charity Commission changed the rules concerning persons who are automatically disqualified from being a trustee. Read on for more information on the new rules, the responsibilities of your charity and how best to adhere to the rules.
Partnership working between public bodies and charities
July 27, 2018
The idea is reminiscent of the previous big society idea. The announcement was clear that no new money would be made available – this is about improving coordination, enabling delivery and improving communication.
Are charities trustworthy?
July 20, 2018
The Charity Commission, in conjunction with Populus, have recently released a report on their findings in relation to public opinion on the trustworthiness of charities. The survey was carried out with over 2,000 adults from England and Wales participating.
How public sector bodies interact with the charity sector
July 16, 2018
Implementation will be led by Tracey Crouch, Minister for Civil Society who has said that the project is not about finding new funding for charities but making better use of the resources that government already had available.
Beware of the supplier bank account fraud
July 5, 2018
As frauds become ever more sophisticated the fraudsters are researching the suppliers engaged with organisations through reviewing public domain information such as published tender awards or supplier lists. It has even been known for the criminals to pretend to be the company’s auditors!