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Charity Update 20 September 2016



United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments.


Charities and incorporation in Scotland: Changes coming soon

OSCR confirms that from early November 2016 onwards, OSCR will only offer one option for charities looking to incorporate.



Britain, the great meritocracy: Prime Minister's speech

The Prime Minister announces that she wants to consult on how the Charity Commission guidance for independent schools can be amended to enact a tougher test on the amount of public benefit required to maintain charitable status.
Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street, The Rt Hon Theresa May MP and Department for Education



Accruals accounts pack (CC17) - SORP FRS 102

The Charity Commission publishes templates to help non-company charities with incomes of less than £500,000 prepare their trustees' annual report and accruals accounts in accordance with Charities SORP FRS 102.
The Charity Commission



Feedback from HMRC’s Charities Outreach team

The Charity Tax Group publishes HMRC's Charities Outreach team's feedback on the use of the service, a summary of the main queries received and a review of the top errors with claims.
Charity Tax Group



Museums and galleries tax relief consultation

HM Treasury publishes a consultation into a tax relief designed to encourage the creation of more and higher quality exhibitions, as well as to support touring exhibitions.
HM Treasury


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