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Charity Update - 14 July 2015

15/07/2015

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United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments.

11 July 2015

 

New law to protect vulnerable from rogue fundraisers

New legislation to protect the vulnerable from aggressive fundraisers and rogue charities will be announced by the government next week.  In addition, Sir Stuart Etherington will chair a review group looking at the effectiveness of the current self-regulatory system for fundraising in the light of recent high-profile cases.

Cabinet Office, The Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Rob Wilson MP and Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street

Sir Stuart Etherington

Read the press release here

Read Stuart Etherington's blog here

 

10 July 2015

 

The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do

The Charity Commission publishes an updated version of 'The essential trustee' guidance note. The explanations of trustees' responsibilities and what the regulator expects have been completely updated.

The Charity Commission also publishes an updated version of 'Charity trustee: what's involved'.

The Charity Commission

Read the press release here 

Read the guidance notes here and here

 

8 July 2016

 

R&D tax credits - universities and charities

HM Revenue & Customs publishes a policy paper on this measure.  Universities and charities claiming the Research and Development Expenditure Credit are likely to be affected.

HM Revenue & Customs

Read the policy paper here

 

30 June 2015

 

Charity Commission annual report and accounts

The Charity Commission publishes its annual report and accounts for 2014 to 2015.  It also publishes its Strategic Plan for 2015-2018.

The Charity Commission

Read the press release here

Read the accounts here

Read the Strategic Plan here

 

29 June 2015

 

The Official Custodian for Charities annual accounts

The Charity Commission publishes the Official Custodian for Charities annual accounts for 2014 to 2015.

The Charity Commission

Read the accounts here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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