Our blog on the latest issues affecting the charity sector
Confused about charity funds and reserves?
July 17, 2019
We often have to guide clients through the minefield of different funds held by charities since this can be a confusing area.
Oxfam scandal dominates headlines after publication of charity commission annual report
July 11, 2019
The Charity Commission published its 84-page Annual Report last week. However, it was the Oxfam scandal that dominated the headlines in the newspapers the following day.
Cyber crime guidance for charities
July 4, 2019
In late June, the Charity Commission published updated guidance on protecting charities from cyber crime.
Charities and VAT – governance, risk and cost reduction
June 19, 2019
Significant changes have happened over the last 15 to 20 years. The increasing complexity of charity operations, increased use of the web, and more...
HMRC issuing tax return letters to charities
June 13, 2019
HMRC announce letters to 3,000 charities to ask them to complete a tax return, whether or not they have previously been exempt.
Charity Commission opens advice line for charity whistleblowers
May 31, 2019
In a move to encourage whistleblowers at charities to come forward, the Charity Commission has created a dedicated support line opening from Monday 3 June.
Reminder regarding fundraising
May 14, 2019
The Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator have launched a ‘safer giving campaign’ with a particular focus on charitable giving during Ramadan.
Consultation on Social Investment Tax Relief
May 7, 2019
The government has recently opened a consultation on the future of the Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR), as it acknowledges that take up by social enterprises and investors has fallen well below expectations.
Fundraising from the 2019 London Marathon
April 29, 2019
Time for trustees to get those thank you letters drafted and to celebrate those runners on your websites.