Charities missing out on £600m extra Gift Aid

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Charities are missing out on an extra £600m because the Gift Aid box on donations is not being ticked, says the government. Individuals giving to charity are being encouraged by the government to tick the box on their […]

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Gift Aid – Donation from trading subsidiary to charity parent

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A trading subsidiary should have a deed of covenant in place for gift aid donations to its charity parent. The Charity Commission has issued new guidance. The Charity Commission commenced a consultation on the Statement […]

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VAT on charity income – grants and services

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HMRC has issued detailed guidance on when charity income can be treated as a grant and thus outside the scope of VAT, and when it is a payment for a supply and potentially subject to VAT. It is very […]

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Good moves to cut bad credit card debts

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has told credit card providers they must do more to help people with persistent credit card debt. The financial watchdog has introduced new rules that take effect from 1 March 2018, but has given credit […]

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Charities that are connected with non-charitable organisations: maintaining your charity’s separation and independence

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The Charities Commission has opened a consultation on draft guidance for charities on their relationships with connected non-charitable organisations, such as a trading subsidiary; commercial business; not-for-profit organisations or social enterprise. There have been a […]

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Wheels come off VAT law as Harley bikers ride to victory

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Contrary to the tax office’s interpretation of how VAT should work with charities supplying benefits to their members, a tax tribunal has ruled in favour of the Harley Davidson owners group that each element of its membership […]

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Museums and Galleries Exhibition tax relief

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The tax office has provided further clarity on the operation of the new Museums and Galleries Exhibition Tax Relief, which allows exhibition production companies to claim a tax repayment on qualifying expenditure. The relief, which has been available since […]

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Charity Commission to tackle safeguarding issues

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The Charity Commission has announced measures to ensure charities improved their procedures following the recent safeguarding revelations involving Oxfam and other charities, including safeguarding summits. The Commission is also establishing a taskforce to deal with the increasing volume […]

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Something to Smile about?

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Amazon has recently announced that their AmazonSmile website will be available for all UK registered charities to join and to receive donations, from 1 March 2018. The service, launched in November 2017, was previously offered […]

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Is your charity ready for GDPR… or even aware of GDPR?

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The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) recently published the results of its research into preparation for the new GDPR legislation which comes into force on 25 May 2018. The link to their […]

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