Our blog on the latest issues affecting the charity sector
Trustees’ legal names to be made publicly available
March 20, 2019
From 1 April 2019 the legal names of all trustees will be available to the public on the charity register unless a dispensation has been granted by the Charity Commission.
Changes to the fundraising levy
March 14, 2019
From September 2019 the fundraising regulator is introducing two extra bands at the lower end of the fundraising levy to help smaller charities move up the scale more gradually.
Time off boost for trustees?
March 11, 2019
A proposed new law to give trustees the right to time off from work to perform their duties has been presented to Parliament.
Maximising the benefit of gift aid donations
March 7, 2019
It is always worth reviewing any donations you make under Gift Aid to ensure that the full entitlement to potential tax reliefs has been utilised.
The latest guidance for fundraising charities – an essential resource
March 6, 2019
At 87 pages, the latest revision of the Code of Fundraising Practice it isn’t short, but it’s well-structured and gives clear advice.
February 15, 2019
The number of small charities leaving the register each year has been increasing, with 4,783 charities with income of <£1.5m leaving the register in 2018.
Charity Commission finds quality of charity accounts has fallen, and calls for a ‘step change’ in public benefit reporting
February 5, 2019
The Charity Commission has raised serious concerns about the quality of financial reporting within the sector.
Charity Commission exercises its powers
January 30, 2019
The charity commission issued a report today showing it has used new powers 137 times since they were introduced in the Charities Act 2016.
Making Tax Digital for charities
January 24, 2019
Our blog back in October explained some mandatory changes to the VAT system which come into effect on 1 April 2019. This deadline is edging closer and so we felt it was worthwhile revisiting how this will affect charities.