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Charity Update - 11 November 2015



United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments.

6 November 2015

Charities: updated guidance notes

HM Revenue & Customs updates guidance on gift aid.

One of the updates relates to claiming Gift Aid when selling donated goods.

HM Revenue & Customs

Read the updated guidance on Retail Gift Aid at paragraph 3.42  


4 November 2015

Charity Commission will not be able to do its job if it faces more budget cuts

William Shawcross, speaking to the Public Accounts and Constitutional Affairs Committee during an inquiry on fundraising regulation, said that the Charity Commission has neither the budget nor the staff to regulate properly fundraising on its own.

Civil Society  

Read the news story here


4 November 2015

Before you do anything, check your governing document

During Trustees’ Week, the Charity Commission highlights one of the main duties of trustees: keeping within your charity’s rules.

Charity Commission

Read the news story here


3 November 2015  

Charity Commission answers questions about charity fundraising and Kids Company

The Chairman of the Charity Commission, William Shawcross, and one of its directors today gave evidence to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee about fundraising practices in the sector and the Commission’s handling of concerns about the former charity Kids Company.

Charity Commission

Read the press release here