Category: Charity

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PSC Register and Incorporated Charities

From 6 April 2016, new regulations require all UK companies, including charitable companies, to keep a register of those people who own or have significant control over them. All companies subject to the new rules will also have to file relevant details with Companies House from 30 June 2016. Charities and social enterprises established as … Continued

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Free half day seminar ‘Spring Charity Update’

With so much going on in the charity sector we have invited an excellent line-up of speakers to provide updates and share their expert opinions on some of the key topical issues: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and dashboard Case study on co-designing and implementing a dashboard Recruiting a truly effective board An introduction to charity … Continued

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Charity Commission updates finance guidance for trustees

Charity Commission updates finance guidance for trustees

The Charity Commission has published updated finance guidance for trustees, designed to streamline and clarify its advice ahead of a full review of the guidance later this year. It has updated three publications. The first covers managing financial difficulties and recommends that trustees review the charity’s financial position and its performance against budgets and future … Continued

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The Gift Aid rules for donated goods and charity shops

HMRC has published updated guidance notes for charities, together with a set of updated Gift Aid templates for the use of charity shops. ​The guidance notes explain how the tax system operates for charities, including how to set up and run a charity. ​The latest changes are all in Chapter 3 of the guidance notes, … Continued

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New Big Lottery £10m fund

The Big Lottery Fund has launched the £10m Big Potential Advanced Fund. The new ‘Advanced’ route is an extension to Big Lottery Fund’s existing investment readiness programme; Big Potential. It will be supporting organisations at a more advanced stage in their social investment journey, looking to raise larger investments of over £500,000 as well as … Continued

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New consultation on the Charities SORPs

A new consultation on three different matters as set out below that affect the SORPs opened on 18 June and will last 3 months to 18 September 2015. Charities SORP (FRS 102) Due to changes in UK-Irish Generally Accepted Accounting Practice the Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland (FRS 102) … Continued

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New fund for community-led charities and social enterprises

Looking for finance to grow your services and become more sustainable? Small community-led organisations based in the North West or South West of England can now apply for up to £30,000 from the new First Steps Enterprise Fund. The fund is offering loan-grant packages to charities and social enterprises working in these communities to help them … Continued

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A third of charities’ annual accounts are of unacceptable quality

A third of charities’ annual accounts are of unacceptable quality and two-thirds of charities fail to formally report on the public benefit they provide in their annual reports, according to the Charity Commission. The regulator has today published two reports based on a random sample of 107 charities’ most recent annual accounts, covering the latest … Continued

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Law Commission consults on 40 proposed changes to charity law

The Law Commission has proposed 40 changes to charity law and asked for views on a further 57 issues where it feels there may be a need for reform, in a consultation document released last week. The Technical Issues in Charity Law a Consultation Paper, produced in consultation with organisations across the sector, offers proposals … Continued

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Free Student (Community) Research for Voluntary & Community Organisations

It is that that time of year when Interchange is looking for new project proposal ideas from VCOs and not-for-profit organisations within Greater Merseyside for our University of Liverpool Students for September 2015. Interchange is a registered charity based in the University of Liverpool that connects students in Higher Education with local Voluntary and Community … Continued