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Charity Update - 14 November 2017



United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments

13 November 2017

Charities must do more to promote diversity on their boards, new research shows

The Charity Commission publishes research involving around 3,500 trustees which shows boards are not reflective of the communities charities serve, with men outnumbering women two to one.

The Charity Commission

8 November 2017

Trusts Registration Service registration deadline for new trusts extended

HM Revenue & Customs announces that the deadline for new trusts to register is now 5 January 2018.

HM Revenue & Customs

8 November 2017

Warning for workers after charity employee is prosecuted for data protection offences

The Information Commissioner's Office says that people working with personal information have been warned they have to obey strict privacy laws after a charity worker was prosecuted for making his own copies of sensitive data.

Information Commissioner's Office

8 November 2017

'No space for legislation on full-time volunteering before Brexit', says peer

Civil Society reports that Lord Gus O’Donnell said, at an event on volunteering, that there is no space for new legislation for a legal definition of full-time volunteering this side of Brexit.

Civil Society

6 November 2017

Review of VAT zero-rates causes concern for charities

Civil Society reports that charity representatives have expressed concern after the Office for Tax Simplification recommended a comprehensive review of VAT zero-rates.

Civil Society

2 November 2017

HMRC clarifies reporting requirements for charities under Making Tax Digital for VAT

The Charity Tax Group publishes a summary of a recent meeting with HMRC, which confirms that at present there is no Making Tax Digital charity exemption for VAT, but there will be an exemption for corporation tax.

Charity Tax Group

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