Category: Charity

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Watchdog ‘Shows its Teeth’ in Crackdown on Poor Practices, Charities Warned

Watchdog ‘Shows its Teeth’ in Crackdown on Poor Practices, Charities Warned

Charities and voluntary organisations across the Liverpool city region have been warned the Charity Commission is now “showing its teeth’ following a number of high-profile scandals such as Kids Company and Oxfam. That was the clear message from experts at the Spring Charity Update seminar held by accountancy firm BWM in Liverpool city centre. Many … Continued

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BWM Charity Spring Update Seminar- Tuesday 24 April

BWM Charity Spring Update Seminar- Tuesday 24 April

BWM Chartered Accountants are hosting a Charity Spring Update Seminar on Tuesday 24 April from 9am. 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: … Continued

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Consultation Proposing Amendments to the Charities SORP (FRS 102) Now Open

Consultation Proposing Amendments to the Charities SORP (FRS 102) Now Open

The Charity Com­mis­sion for England and Wales (‘Charity Com­mis­sion’) and the Office of the Scot­tish Charity Reg­u­lator (OSCR) have issued a joint con­sulta­tion on pro­posed amend­ments to the Char­it­ies State­ment of Re­com­men­ded Prac­tice (FRS 102) (‘Char­it­ies SORP FRS 102) fol­low­ing recent amend­ments to UK ac­count­ing stand­ards. SORPs are in­ten­ded to sup­ple­ment ac­count­ing stand­ards and other legal … Continued

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Safeguarding in Charities

Safeguarding in Charities

Following recent events, the Charity Commission issued an alert to remind ALL trustees to take safeguarding extremely seriously. Safeguarding should be a key governance priority for all charities, not just those working with groups traditionally considered at risk. The Charity Commission has four clear expectations of trustees: Provide a safe and trusted environment. Safeguarding involves … Continued

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Merseyside Based BNI Chapters Offer Free Seat For Local Charities

Merseyside Based BNI Chapters Offer Free Seat For Local Charities

BNI (Business Network International) is a highly successful business networking referral organisation. They have over 12,500 members in the UK and Ireland alone, passing over 676,000 referrals worth over £497 million every year.  Importantly BNI allows only one representative from each trade or profession to join any BNI group (or chapter as the groups known). … Continued

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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