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Power to Change launches Community Business Fund

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Power to Change is an independent charitable trust set up in January 2015 with £150m funding through the Big Lottery Fund. The organisation has launched a £10m Community Business Fund designed to help businesses that…

The ESIF Growth Programme- Europe is Calling!

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This is not a blog about Brexit – there is enough said on that already without me wading in! This article attempts to shed some light on the numerous grant calls that are currently open…

Academy Client Seminar Feedback

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During our recent academy client seminars we were keen to hear directly from our clients what their main concerns were for their Trust. The audience asked mainly comprised of School Business Managers and Trustees. It…

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…