Our blog on the latest issues affecting the charity sector
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.
How to run an effective board of trustees
April 17, 2019
Good governance is a vital part of how charities and not-for-profit organisations operate and how they are held accountable for what they do.
How charities are responding to cyber security threats
April 12, 2019
The Cyber Security Breaches Survey is an annual report on how businesses and charities are responding to the cyber security threats they face.
HMRC lose an important VAT case
April 4, 2019
The Supreme Court has ruled to apply VAT education exemption based on public policy basis and not on the narrow definition applied by HMRC.
Protecting your charity’s reputation
March 26, 2019
You may have read in the press recently the controversy surrounding the Sackler Trust. A number of organisations have declined donations from the Trust due to its alleged links to the ‘Opiod Crisis’ in the United States.
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.