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Charity Update - 23 January 2018

23/01/2018

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United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments

12 January 2018

Duke of Cambridge to speak at Charity Commission annual public meeting

The Charity Commission announces that its annual public meeting will take place on 23 January 2018. His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge will speak at the event at the Royal Institution in London.

The Charity Commission
 

11 January 2018

Watch out for ‘Payment Diversion Fraud’ - keep your school funds safe

The Charity Commission issues an alert for independent schools and parents of students.

The Charity Commission
 

9 January 2018

Charity Commission News: Issue 59

The Charity Commission publishes its quarterly newsletter.

This edition includes information about changes to automatic disqualification rules for trustees and senior manager positions, a General Data Protection Regulation helpline, charitable companies converting to charitable incorporated organisations and many other topics.

The Charity Commission
 

5 January 2018

Response to “Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society”

The Charity Commission publishes its response to the report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities.

The Charity Commission
 

19 December 2017

Regulatory alert to charities – safeguarding

The Charity Commission publishes an alert to charities following a number of serious incidents reported to the Commission.

The Charity Commission
 

19 December 2017

Response to “Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society”

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport publishes its response to the report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities.

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport
 

18 December 2017

Tracey Crouch clarifies the position on the Tampon Tax Fund

Tracey Crouch confirms that successful applicants can use the funding to raise awareness but cannot use the funding to influence or attempt to influence Parliament, the Government or political parties or to attempt to influence the awarding of contracts and grants.

UK Parliament Website

 

18 December 2017

Young people are savvier and more generous when giving to charity at Christmas

New research from the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator suggests that younger people are savvier about the charities they donate to than other age groups.

Fundraising Regulator and The Charity Commission 
  

14 December 2017

Charity relief eligibility removed from independent schools

The Scottish Government decides to remove the right to claim charity relief for business rates from independent schools from 2020-21.

Scottish Government 
  

12 December 2017

Charity Tax Commission

The Charity Tax Commission publishes its terms of reference. The Charity Tax Commission will examine the efficiency and effectiveness of the current tax treatment of charities and make recommendations on how to improve the current system to ensure it generates maximum public benefit.

NCVO

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