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Charity Update 15 March 2016



United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments


11 March 2016

Charities at risk of online extortion demands

The Charity Commission issues an alert to charities as regulatory advice under section 15(2) of the Charities Act 2011.

The Charity Commission


9 March 2016

New banking guidance for Scottish charities

Scotland's charity regulator publishes new guidance, Banking for charities, which has a specifically Scottish focus and is aimed at charity trustees and managers.



7 March 2016

Charity Commission issues guidance on EU referendum

The Charity Commission issues regulatory guidance to charities on engagement with the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.

The Charity Commission

Scotland’s charity regulator also publishes guidance for charity trustees on complying with charity law during the EU referendum campaign.



7 March 2016

Charities: detailed guidance notes

HM Revenue & Customs updates its guidance notes on the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme to include the new £8,000 limit effective from 6 April 2016.

HM Revenue & Customs


3 March 2016

Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme Consultation

NAVCA submits a short response to the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme Consultation.



29 February 2016

Charity Commission urges charities to review commercial partnerships

The Charity Commission issues an alert to trustees to review any commercial relationships following concerns raised regarding the commercial arrangements of some charities.

The Charity Commission

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