Charity Fraud Awareness week (23-27 October 2017)

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This week marks the second annual charity fraud awareness week which aims to raise awareness and help charities to combat fraud. The Fraud Advisory Panel have produced a supporters pack which can be found here. […]

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Guidance for charity trustees about serious incidents: how to spot them and how to report

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According to the Charity Commission, there is significant under-reporting of problems by charities, which is putting charities at potential risk of further harm, including reputational damage. The regulator has therefore recently improved its guidance on […]

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CASC VAT dilemma – it’s just not cricket

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Community Amateur Sports Clubs (‘CASCs’) need to be very careful with VAT when undertaking building projects, as a recent case of a cricket club building a new pavilion clearly shows. Eynsham Cricket Club was a […]

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Tax dangers for UK charities with US interests

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Over 200 UK charities have had their US tax exemption automatically cancelled without them even being told, meaning that tax breaks on gifts made to these charities by US donors face being reduced. There are […]

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The importance of saying Thank You

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Donations received from the public usually come from their disposable income. Many people give money to charities as they get a sense of satisfaction from helping causes in which they believe. As with any relationship, […]

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Cyber Threat to Hospice Sector

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Fraudsters have scored a hat-trick of cyber-attacks against hospices resulting in calls for the third sector to be extra vigilant. Recent months have witnessed a succession of attempted, and in some cases, successful frauds in […]

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Resonance – Funding for Social Enterprises

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Access to finance is the oil in the engine for every organisation, particularly for charities and social enterprises. Resonance is a Social Impact Investment Company that specialises in connecting capital with social enterprises. Working with […]

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Government backed training programme for small charities announced

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On 14 July the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) released details of a new fundraising training programme for small charities where they can “sign up for a range of free and low […]

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New Charity Governance Code published

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The new Charity Governance Code published on 13 July 2017 replaces the Code of Good Governance and has gained support of the Charity Commission, which recently withdrew its own guidance Hallmarks of an Effective Charity. […]

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Fundraising disclosures in charity accounts

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In response to the recent bad publicity surrounding charity fundraising, new disclosure requirements concerning fundraising for charities subject to audit have been introduced for charity accounts reporting periods beginning on or after 1 November 2016. […]

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