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Charity fundraising and data protection

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Charity fundraising is to be hit by a new EU Directive on data protection from 2018. A move towards an "opt-in" system of fundraising to comply with the new rules will be required. Whilst there…

Green Grants from the Carbon Trust

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The Carbon Trust's new Green Business Fund is intended to help businesses with a financial contribution towards energy saving investments. The £7m fund will support between 1,000 and 2,000 SME’s across the UK with grants of…

Accountants Raise Funds For Children’s Hospice South West

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Staff at the Truro office of Bishop Fleming have raised just under £1,000 for Children’s Hospice South West, a charity providing hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions. The Top 40 accountancy firm held its…

UK’s Top 3 auditor of Academy schools secures its 350th client

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Bishop Fleming, one of the UK’s top 3 auditors for Academy schools has continued its strong growth having recently signed its 350th Academy School client. With offices throughout the South West and the West Midlands,…

Apprenticeship Levy: the mechanics

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The government has published initial guidance on how the new Apprenticeship Levy will work when it is introduced in April 2017. The legislation is currently making its way through Parliament in Finance Bill 2016. This…

Reforms planned for Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

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The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) is set for reform to allow more charities to benefit by scrapping the need for them to have been registered for two tax years before they qualify (the…

EU VAT Action Plan

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The VAT action plan published by the European Commission may make it easier for EU member states to decide the rates of VAT they charge and the rates applicable to various goods and services. Previously…

Modern Slavery Act and your supply chain

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The Modern Slavery Act 2015 aims to stop all forms of labour abuse and increase the transparency of labour practices in supply chains. Section 54 of the Act requires any commercial organisation (companies and partnerships)…

Charity accounts not meeting the grade

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Nearly a quarter of all charity accounts are not up to standard, according to a government body. The Charity Commission has found that 23% of accounts it examined were not of an acceptable quality The body recently published…

Charities failing public benefit reporting rules

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More than half of all charities' reports are failing to meet Public Benefit reporting rules, according to a government body. The Charity Commission found that 55% of reports were not up to standard. As in previous years, the Commission conducted its monitoring…