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Charity Update - 14 June 2022

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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.

Neil Palmer

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.

Charity Commission


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.

Charity Commission


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.

Local Government


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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