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Charity Update 14 October 2014



United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest charity tax news and developments.

12 September 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge boosts overall UK giving

Research commissioned by CAF shows over half of Britons (55%) think charities involved in social media campaigns encourage people to give more to good causes overall.

Charity Aid Foundation

12 September 2014

How to get a certificate to prove your charity is registered

Charity Commission online services provides access to registration certificate by logging into charity's online account.

Charity Commission

22 September 2014

SROI Network launches assessment tool for social value

The SROI Network (Social Return on Investment, soon to be Social Value UK) launches an online tool to help organisations evaluate their social impact.

Social Enterprise

24 September 2014

Law Commission reports on social investment by charities

The Law Commission has made various  recommendations concerning social investment by charities, following its formal consultation, including for an express statutory power to confer on charity trustees the power to make social investments.

Law Commission

24 September 2014

Admissions to view charity property

If your charity charges an admission fee to visit and view charity property the fee will not qualify for Gift Aid, as it is not a gift.

In some circumstances, however, by allowing visitors to view the property in return for a voluntary donation, the payment may qualify for Gift Aid.

HM Revenue & Customs

24 September 2014

How to sell or lease charity property

Charity Commission issues updated guidance on the sale or lease of charity land and property.

Charity Commission

26 September 2014

Government reviews ground-breaking Social Value Act

The Social Value Act improves the way taxpayers’ money is spent on public services.

The review will help to decide:

  • if the Act should be extended, for instance, to cover      contracts for goods and works as well as services; and
  • how it might be extended in a way that continues to      support small businesses and voluntary, charity and social enterprise      organisations to bid for public contracts.

Cabinet Office and Brooks Newmark

30 September 2014

Charities and charity trustees: school governors

What governors of foundation, voluntary aided, voluntary controlled and academy schools need to know about being charity trustees.

The Charity Commission, Department for Education and Welsh Government

8 October 2014

Commission unveils new leadership team

Charity Commission’s senior management team shrinks from 11 to 5 under the leadership of new chief executive Paula Sussex.

Civil Society

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