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Charity Update 2 October 2012



United Kingdom

Charity Update 2 October 2012

24 September 2012

Support for social enterprises tax relief

Campaign for rates relief available to charities to be extended to social enterprises.

Charity Times

24 September 2012

Interest-free loan scheme piloted

Scheme piloted in Brighton offering up to £10,000 interest-free loans for social enterprises.

Civil Society

24 September 2012

Response to business rates consultation

Concerns that changes in business rates retention scheme could have negative impact on discretionary rates relief.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

25 September 2012

New legislation affecting public bodies, social enterprises & charities

The Social Value Act, due to come into force in January 2013, is set to affect radically the way public services are delivered and will open the door for social enterprises and charities.

Social Enterprise UK

26 September 2012

Trustees are "too relaxed about legal duties"

Over a third of charities are late in filing accounts, leading to calls to restrict access to gift aid for late submissions.

Charity Commission

27 September 2012

HMRC offers new email support service

HM Revenue & Customs offers new email support service to small and medium sized enterprises.

HM Revenue & Customs

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