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Charity Update 24 February 2015

Penny Wotton
24/02/2015

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United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments.

4th March 2015

Women in Science

Fieldfisher will host an evening of lectures in support of Women In Science.

Fieldfisher

Register for the event here.


16 February 2015

HMRC launches Charities Digital Service

A digital service allows new charities to register their details with HMRC for tax purposes.

HM Revenue & Customs

Read the news story here.


10 February 2015

 
Charity Commission decision on Cambridge Target Shooting Association

The Charity Commission refuses registration of this Association as a charity because of a lack of evidence of the benefit to health through participation in target shooting.

The Charity Commission

Read the decision here.


9 February 2015

Claims by non-profit making members’ sports clubs for overpaid VAT on supplies of sporting services made to non-members

HMRC publishes guidance for members' clubs on repayment claims following the European Court of Justice's decision in Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club Ltd (Case C-495/12) that supplies of sporting services by members' clubs to non-members are exempt.

HM Revenue & Customs

Read the guidance here and read the judgment here.


9 February 2015

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator to publish charities' annual reports and accounts on its website

OSCR intends to publish the annual reports and accounts of charities with incomes over £25,000 on its website by the end of 2015.

Civil Society

Read the full news article here.


5 February 2015

Fieldfisher dares to prove that UK doesn't need regionalised trade mark system

Fieldfisher obtains approval from the UK-IPO to protect the slogan SCOTLAND'S ANIMAL WELFARE CHARITY as a trade mark in Scotland alone for their client - the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - persuading the UK-IPO to go against its own policy in the process.

Fieldfisher

Read more here.

12 January 2015

Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) registered with HMRC

HMRC publishes a list of 6,654 sports clubs registered with HMRC as a CASC.

HM Revenue & Customs

See the list here.