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Charity Update - 26 April 2017



United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments

21 April 2017

Charities ‘missing vital opportunity’ to show how they benefit the public

The Charity Commission publishes the findings of its work to scrutinise charity accounts, finding that 54% of those reviewed did not meet the public benefit reporting requirement.

The Charity Commission  


18 April 2017

Government urged to clarify Lobbying Act ahead of 2017 General Election

John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, says “We urge the Government to make it crystal clear that charities can contribute their insight and expertise, which is so important at this crucial time in our country’s history.”

Charities Aid Foundation  


12 April 2017

Reporting matters of material significance - guidance for auditors and examiners

The UK charity regulators publish joint guidance on what auditors and independent examiners must report.

The Charity Commission  


7 April 2017

HMRC will 'continue to develop' position on three-stage Gift Aid checks

HM Revenue and Customs says that three-stage Gift Aid checks will not be mandatory.

Civil Society  


27 March 2017

The Countryside Alliance

The Charity Commission concludes that the Alliance does not meet the legal test for being a charity as it is not established for exclusively charitable purposes for the public benefit.

The Charity Commission

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