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Charity update 2 June 2015

Penny Wotton
02/06/2015

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United Kingdom

27 May 2015

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill

The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill is included in the Queen's Speech.

The stated purpose of the Bill is to protect charities from abuse, strengthen the powers of the Charity Commission for England and Wales, and enable charities to more easily undertake social investment (investing their funds in a way that furthers their charitable purpose as well as providing a financial return).

Cabinet Office and Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street

Read the full NAVCA article here

 

27 May 2015

NCVO response to Queen's speech

Neil Cleeveley, Chief Executive of NAVCA (@NAVCA), said "The policy in the Conservatives manifesto that has the greatest potential for our sector is paid time off for staff working for large employers to get involved in voluntary action. I am disappointed it didn’t get a specific mention and hope this doesn’t mean it has been kicked into the long grass, rather like the Local Sustainability Fund which has, yet again, failed to surface. I hope we aren’t seeing a pattern emerging of broken promises for our sector."

National Association for Voluntary and Community Action

Read the full NAVCA article here

 

21 May 2015

Updated procedure for registering charities with HMRC

HM Revenue & Customs Charity application form (ChA1) is removed from the list of forms available on HMRC's website. You can now get recognition from HMRC for your charity using the online registration service.

H M Revenue & Customs

See the forms available online here

Get recognition from HMRC for your charity using the online registration service here

 

20 May 2015

Charity Commission issues warning about scams

The Charity Commission reminds charities and the public to be vigilant and look out for scams used by fraudsters to obtain bank details.

The Charity Commission

Read the press release here

 

12 May 2015

Updated guidance on setting up and running a charity

HM Revenue & Customs updates guidance notes.

HM Revenue & Customs

Read the guidance notes here

 

06 May 2015

Updated guidance on Community Amateur Sports Clubs

HM Revenue & Customs updates guidance notes.

HM Revenue & Customs

Read the guidance notes here

 

Pensions for charities

Read Fieldfisher's blog for developments on pensions for charities here