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Charity Update 28 October 2014



United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest charity tax news and developments.

9 October 2014

New guide launched to help charities choose online giving platforms

Making the most of digital donations: A practical guide to selecting and using online giving platforms has been launched by the Institute of Fundraising and Charity Finance Group . The guide explains the key issues for charities to consider when choosing which online platform to use when fundraising.

Charity Finance Group and Institute of Fundraising

13 October 2014

Rail companies join forces to champion safer giving

Seven major rail and station operators have joined forces with charity regulators the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Standards Board to champion safer giving.

The Charity Commission

20 October 2014

CTG calls for action on charity taxation in Autumn Statement

The Charity Tax Group (CTG) has urged the Government to use the forthcoming Autumn Statement to resolve a number of technical and practical difficulties.

The Charity Tax Group

20 October 2014

State of the Nation 2014 Child Poverty Report

This is the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission’s second State of the Nation report to be presented to Parliament.  The report makes a number of recommendations for action.

Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, Cabinet Office, Department for Education and Department for Work and Pensions

22 October 2014

New funding and powers to tackle abuse in the charity sector

There will be an additional £8 million of funding to boost the Charity Commission’s ability to tackle abuse, including the use of funds for extremist and terrorist activity.

Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street, Cabinet Office and The Rt Hon David Cameron MP

22 October 2014

Draft Protection of Charities Bill

This draft bill extends the powers of the Charity Commission to protect the sector from abuse and maintain high public trust in charities.

Cabinet Office

23 October 2014

Charity regulator announces changes to the annual return for charities

The Charity Commission has announced changes to the annual return which will apply when charities report on their financial years ending in 2015.

The Commission has taken into account concerns raised and will, in particular, not now ask charities with incomes of between £10,000 and £500,000 for key financial information.

The Charity Commission

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