Welcome to the latest edition of our Charity Update. This covers another wide range of topics and opportunities to give feedback on consultations in the sector. Please use the links provided to find out more.
2 June 2022
Government research finds link between loneliness and mental health distress
The findings coincide with the start of Loneliness Awareness Week. Ministers from a range of departments are to launch a renewed effort to tackle loneliness. During the pandemic, the £750 million charity funding package provided by the Government identified loneliness as a specific target category to address. Read more.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport & Department for Health and Social Care
10 June 2022
Interim manager appointed to the Kantor Foundation and Kantor Charitable Foundation
The Charity Commission has opened statutory inquiries into these two charities following the sanctioning of the billionaire Dr Kantor under the Russia Sanctions regime. The Regulator's position is that individuals subject to UK financial sanctions cannot discharge their trustee duties.
9 June 2022
Consultation on Annual Return changes – Charities encouraged to have a say
The Charity Commission has launched its formal consultation on the proposed changes to the Annual Return. Read more about how to get involved in the consultation.
9 June 2022
Social Investment Business, charities and social enterprises would like to see dormant assets used to grow business in communities
A 12-week consultation on the future use of dormant assets is expected to launch this summer; the industry would like to see more funds released to charities and social enterprises.
Social Investment Business
8 June 2022
Scotland's Third Sector Governance Forum asks whether its code is still fit for purpose
The Forum want the third sector to review its code by completing a survey by 30 June. Read more.
Scottish Charity Regulator
6 June 2022
Council granted permission to appeal by Supreme Court
Merton LBC has been granted permission to appeal the ruling concerning charities' eligibility for mandatory relief from non-domestic rates.
1 June 2022
HMRC releases brief to explain its approach to business activities for VAT purposes
The explains how HMRC now approaches determining whether or not an activity is a business activity.
HM Customs & Revenue
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