Category: Charity

Comments Off on Trustees’ Week: 13-17 November 2017 – How You Can Offer Your Skills

Trustees’ Week: 13-17 November 2017 – How You Can Offer Your Skills

Trustees’ Week: 13-17 November 2017 – How You Can Offer Your Skills

We all have issues that we feel strongly about – it might be homelessness, or cancer, or heart disease – maybe it’s animal cruelty or a local hospice. Often we feel we want to offer a contribution and make a difference but we don’t know how. Charities are frequently on the lookout for help – … Continued

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BWM Shortlisted for Two Responsible Business Awards

BWM Shortlisted for Two Responsible Business Awards

BWM are delighted to learn that we have been shortlisted in two categories for Liverpool Chamber’s Responsible Business Awards: Responsible Business of the Year and Empowering People and Communities. The winners will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner on Thursday 2nd November at the Rum Warehouse, hosted by actor and environmentalist Simon O’Brien. The … Continued

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BWM Charity Autumn Update Seminar – Tuesday 3 October

BWM Charity Autumn Update Seminar – Tuesday 3 October

BWM Chartered Accountants are hosting a Charity Autumn Update Seminar on Tuesday 3 October from 8.45am. Full details are provided here. With so much going on in the charity sector we have invited an excellent line-up of speakers to provide the latest updates and share their expert opinions on some of the key topical issues: Financial matters … Continued

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Charities: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Charities: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). This will change the way you can collect, store and process personal data. The principles of the new GDPR legislation are familiar from the DPA, but the obligations in some areas are more extensive. Under the EU … Continued

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Charity Spring Update Seminar on Tuesday 25 April

Charity Spring Update Seminar on Tuesday 25 April

BWMacfarlane Chartered Accountants are hosting a Charity Spring Update Seminar on Tuesday 25 April from 9.30am. Full details are provided on the attached invitation. With so much going on in the charity sector we have invited an excellent line-up of speakers to provide the latest updates and share their expert opinions on some of the … Continued

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Ilott v Mitson – A victory for charities and testamentary freedom

Ilott v Mitson – A victory for charities and testamentary freedom

The Supreme Court has handed down its much anticipated decision in the case of Ilott v Mitson, in which it found in favour of the appellant charities. The applicant in this matter, Mrs Ilott, was the estranged daughter of the deceased, Mrs Jackson. Mrs Ilott left home at the age of 17 to live with … Continued

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Charity Compliance Update

Charity Compliance Update

The Charity Commission (for England & Wales) updated their CC15 charity reporting and accounting guidance (published 27 March 2015) last month. The latest update, in the form of CC15d, incorporates the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 provisions concerning the reporting of fundraising in the annual report – coming in to effect on 1 … Continued

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HMRC pushes for voluntary quarterly online filing for charities

The Government initiative ‘Making Tax Digital’ intends that by 2020, the vast majority of businesses, self-employed people and landlords will be required to keep track of their tax affairs digitally and to update HMRC at least quarterly via their digital tax accounts. As part of the consultation on implementing Making Tax Digital (MTD), HMRC is … Continued

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Trustee Matching Service

This week, (7-13 November) is UK Trustee’s Week – an annual event that aims to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for those interested to get involved with deserving charities and make a tangible difference. BWMacfarlane offer our clients a unique Trustee Match service, pairing charities seeking trustees with individuals looking … Continued

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£4m social investment fund launched

£4m social investment fund launched

A new £4m investment fund for early-stage and growing social businesses across the North West has been launched. Bob Taylor, the group chief executive of social investment business First Ark, has announced the launch of the fund and invited socially-driven groups to come forward and apply at the Northern Enterprise Conference in Manchester. The fund, … Continued