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Charity Update 18 July 2013



United Kingdom

Charity Update 18 July 2013

26 June 2013

Partial relief from SDLT confirmed where charity is joint purchaser of land

The Court of Appeal has confirmed, in the case of The Pollen Estates & Kings College London v Commissioners for HMRC, that where a charity purchases land jointly with another person, relief from SDLT is due on the proportion of the land purchased by the charity.

England and Wales Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Decisions

27 June 2013

Unlocking the power of creative capitalism

Report by CAF recommends a Government review of regulations to remove uncertainty about the risks and regulation over social investment.

Charities Aid Foundation

1 July 2013

Further simplification of payroll giving proposed

Research shows charities stand to gain an extra £175 million a year, if barriers to payroll giving are removed.

Charities Aid Foundation

2 July 2013

HMRC publishes first Tax Assurance Commissioner report

HM Revenue and Customs publishes first Tax Assurance Commissioner report setting out its new approach to resolving disputes with taxpayers.

HM Revenue & Customs

3 July 2013

Government announces modernising reforms to Gift Aid

The Government launches a consultation on reforms to Gift Aid which include facilitating claims for tax relief online or by text.

HM Treasury

4 July 2013

Employee Ownership Day

The UK's first Employee Ownership Day helped awareness of employee ownership, as recommended in the Nuttall Review of Employee Ownership.


9 July 2013

Regulators consult on new SORP

The Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) release a consultation draft Statement of Recommended Practice.

Charity Commission and OSCR

10 July 2013

High court winds up charity for improper claims for business rates relief

The Public Safety Charitable Trust Limited which was subject to a statutory inquiry and earlier this year lost a court case after being accused of avoiding tax by claiming business rates relief, has been ordered to wind up by the High Court.

Civil Society

12 July 2013

CharityGiving website suspended - charity regulator acts to protect public donations

The online giving website has been suspended.

Charity Commission

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