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Charity Update 23 October 2013



United Kingdom

Read our Charity Update 23 October to keep up to date with the latest charity tax news & developments.

2 October 2013

New and updated charity guidance

As a result of customer feedback, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has updated several areas of charity guidance.

The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme
Annex II non-charitable expenditure
Annex VIII: Tainted Charity Donations


9 October 2013

New research on foundations with regard to social investments

ACF publishes "Charitable trusts and foundations’ engagement in the social investment market", which investigates approaches and motivations with regard to social investments.

Association of Charitable Foundations

 9 October 2013

The charity sector is not taking full advantage of opportunities presented by data

"The power of data: Is the charity sector ready to plug in?" explains what needs to be done to ensure charities can make the most of the data revolution.

New Philanthropy Capital

10 October 2013

Addressing the sector’s concerns around the Lobbying Bill

NCVO welcomes the commitment by the Government to address the “legitimate concerns of many charities and other voluntary organisations” but its parliamentary briefing explains further changes are needed.


14 October 2013

UK voluntary sector income: half is now earned from trading not giving

Peter Holbrook, CEO of SEUK, explains there has not been a corresponding shift in how the voluntary sector describes itself.

Social Enterprise UK

17 October 2013

The 2013 Charity Times Awards

Editor of Charity Times, said: " The quality of the shortlist this year was the highest ever."

Charity Times

17 October 2013

Treasury may revisit charity tax cap

BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson has warned current political and economic imperatives suggests that the Treasury will try to introduce a charity tax cap again.

Civil Society

17 October 2013

Mountstar (PTC) Limited -v- Charity Commission for England and Wales

Judgment delivered on 17 October 2013

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