Archive for May, 2016

EU Referendum Guidance for charities

Posted by Simon Morrison on

As the EU referendum approaches, trustees of charities are being warned to check Charity Commission guidelines if they are considering involvement in the debate. The Commission is reminding charities that seek to influence the outcome of the ...

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Charities Act: timetable of action

Posted by Will Hanbury on

The Charity Commission is launching a series of consultations on how it will use its new powers in the Charities Act 2016 to regulate the sector. A Cabinet Office timetable explains when the different sections of the new Act are going to take ...

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Coastal Communities Fund

Posted by Ewan McClymont on

The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) was introduced in 2012 to support economic development of coastal areas across the UK. The fund is operated by the BIG Lottery Fund on behalf of the Department for Communities & Local Government, and aims ...

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Sugar adds spice to Apprenticeship Levy

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Lord Sugar has been appointed enterprise tsar, as the government confirms an employer-led Institute for Apprenticeships will begin work in 2017 to regulate the quality of apprenticeships funded under the new Apprenticeship Levy. From April next ...

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CQC fees increase

Posted by Steve Tucker on

The CQC has chosen to bring its six-fold fee increase in over just two years (rather than the expected four), meaning practices will have to pay approximately £2,000 more. The changes are as a result of the Treasury cutting its grant to the CQC ...

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Charity Commission reveals 2016 results

Posted by David Butler on

The charity commission has revealed that charities in England and Wales generated £71.2bn of income in the year to 31 March 2016. Other highlights include charities employing nearly 1m people and having over 3.4m volunteers. That means 4 in 5 ...

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Immigration Bill becomes law

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

The Immigration Bill has received Royal Assent, introducing a series of reforms to make it harder for people who have no right to be in the UK to live here. The new rules will also impose restrictions on landlords, forcing them to check the ...

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Charity Commission consults on SORP changes

Posted by Andy Wood on

The Charity Commission has published an invitation to comment on the future of the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP). The consultation document sets out 5 distinct areas where views are sought on how the SORP can be improved: the SORP’s ...

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