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Charity Update - 24 May 2017



United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments.

18 May 2017

Helen Stephenson CBE will be the next chief executive of the Charity Commission

Helen Stephenson will join the Commission on 18 July. She succeeds Paula Sussex in the role.

The Charity Commission  


17 May 2017

Serious Incident Reporting

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland launches a consultation on how serious incidents within charities are reported to the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland  


15 May 2017

Ransomware threat - keep your charity safe

The Charity Commission urges trustees to be vigilant about ransomware attacks.

The Charity Commission  


10 May 2017

Memorandum of Understanding

The Charity Commission and the Big Lottery Fund enter into an agreement setting out how they propose to work together.

The Charity Commission  


Automatic Exchange of Information

Charities are not exempt from the Common Reporting Standard ("CRS").   First reporting under the CRS is due by 31 May 2017.  If you are unsure whether you may have reporting obligations under the CRS please read HM Revenue & Custom's guidance available at Guidance for charities or contact Penny Wotton or any other member of the Fieldfisher charities team for more information.

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