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Charity Update 19 April 2016



United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments.

15 April 2016

Charity Commission News Issue 53

The Spring 2016 issue includes articles on:  

• the Charity Commission's updated reserves guidance

• the new online registration service

• managing financial difficulties

• the new draft guidance for funding non-charitable organisations.

The Charity Commission  


11 April 2016

Tackling fraud in the charity sector: the Charity Sector Counter Fraud Group

The Charity Commission publishes information on the Charity Sector Counter Fraud Group.

The Charity Commission  


8 April 2016

Cabinet Office fails to address sector concerns on anti-advocacy

Charity leaders criticise Cabinet Office Minister Matthew Hancock for failing to address key concerns about the Government’s proposed anti-advocacy clause.



8 April 2016

Government confirms support for business rates relief

NCVO and Charity Finance Group receive confirmation from the Government that it will maintain the current 80% mandatory relief on business rates for charities.

NCVO and Charity Finance Group   


6 April 2016

Charities: detailed guidance notes

HM Revenue & Customs updates rates, allowances and duties for the tax year 2016 to 2017 in its detailed guidance notes for charities.

HM Revenue & Customs  


1 April 2016

Converting to a charitable incorporated organisation

The government is seeking feedback on draft enabling regulations on converting a charitable company or a community interest company into a charitable incorporated organisation.

Cabinet Office and The Charity Commission

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