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Charity Update 22 December 2014

Penny Wotton
22/12/2014

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United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments.

3 December 2014

 Autumn Statement 2014

•The Government will refund the VAT that hospice charities incur.
•The Government has committed a further £50 million of LIBOR fines over the next 6 years to support military charities and other good causes.
•From April 2015, UK search and rescue and air ambulance charities will be eligible to claim refunds on VAT they have paid on purchases of goods and services for their non-business activities.
•The Government will publish draft legislation to allow regulations to be made which give intermediaries a greater role in administering Gift Aid.
•The Government will continue and extend the review of donor benefits launched at Budget 2014 to include consideration of the rules for claiming Gift Aid on membership and entrance fees.

HM Treasury, The RT Hon Danny Alexander MP and the Rt Hon George Osborne MP

Read the Autumn Statement 2014

 

3 December 2014

 

Charity giving website distributions

 

The Dove Trust, the charity that ran the Charitygiving website, has started to make payments to the charities that are owed money.

 

Charitygiving and The Charity Commission

 

Read more on the Charitygiving website here.

 

Read more at the Charity Commission website here.

 

2 December 2014

 

Change your charity structure and transferring charity assets


The Charity Commission publishes guidance on changing an unincorporated association or trust to a charitable company or CIO and on transferring a charity’s money, investments or property to another charity if it closes, merges or is replaced by a charitable company or CIO.

 

The Charity Commission

 

Read the Change your Charity Structure guidance here.

 

Read the How to Transfer Charity Assets guidance here

 

1 December 2014

 

Treating Donors Fairly

 

The Institute of Fundraising publishes guidance on helping donors to make informed decisions.

 

Insitute of Fundraising

 

Read the Insitute of Fundraising guidance here.

 

Read more here

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