Our blog on the latest issues affecting the charity sector
Trustees of small charities failing in their reporting duties
May 9, 2017
Many smaller charities with incomes of less than £25,000 are failing to prepare an annual report and accounts and make them publicly available.
Charity Commission finds failings in accounts quality
April 25, 2017
The Charity Commission has announced that more than 50% of charities are failing to adequately explain in their annual account how the charity is meeting...
Massive increase in probate fees set to hit charitable legacies
April 10, 2017
The new fee structure is essentially a tax, and the way in which it will work shares a number of characteristics with Inheritance Tax.
Charity Commission urges trustees to get to grips with financial duties
March 23, 2017
The Charity Commission has just updated a key piece of its financial guidance – Charity finances: trustee essentials (CC25).
Is VAT causing you a headache?
March 20, 2017
VAT is a complicated tax that charities often overlook. Indeed there is sometimes a misconception that charities do not have to worry about VAT...
Our skydive raises thousands for our national charity Dreams Come True
March 13, 2017
On 4 March 2017, some of our staff across the UK took part in a charity skydive raising £4,500 for our national charity, Dreams Come True.
ICAEW recommends clarification of accounting regulations for smaller charities
March 2, 2017
The ICAEW has warned that many charities, particularly smaller charities, find existing accounting regulations too complex and burdensome and an unwelcome drain on scarce resource.
Fraud – is your charity safe?
February 13, 2017
The Cavalier Kings Charles Spaniel Rescue and Welfare charity was defrauded of two major legacies totalling £420,000.
CASC VAT claim – an update
February 2, 2017
Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) have now started to receive the VAT claims in relation to the HMRC v Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club Ltd case.