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Charity Update 29 September 2015



United Kingdom

Charity Update provides the latest tax news and development

28 September 2015


Scottish Regulator to update key guidance

OSCR announces a full revision of its Guidance for Charity Trustees and calls on the sector to give feedback on the draft publication.


Read the news story here

Read the draft guidance here



25 September 2015


Small Charities Fundraising Training Programme launched

The Cabinet Office seeks to appoint between 1 and 3 training providers to help charities to raise funds more effectively.

Cabinet Office and Rob Wilson MP

Read the news story here



23 September 2015


Fundraising Self-Regulation Review: Charity Commission response

The Charity Commission publishes a statement in response to the Review of Fundraising Self-Regulation.

Charity Commission

Read the statement here



23 September 2015


The Review of Fundraising Regulation is published

Following concerns about how charities have made contact with potential donors, the review by Sir Stuart Etherington and others, commissioned by the Government, says that the Fundraising Standards Board has been ineffective in regulating fundraising and has lost the confidence of the public and charities. It recommends replacement of the FRSB by a more powerful body with the public interest at its heart, to ensure protection of vulnerable donors.


Read the press release here

Read the review here

The FRSB is very disappointed that the review calls for the closure of the FRSB.  Read the full response of the FRSB here.


21 September 2015


Fundraising Code to be strengthened

The Institute of Fundraising has today announced a number of measures to strengthen the Code of Fundraising Practice in response to the Fundraising Standards Board Interim Report and as part of ongoing efforts to protect vulnerable donors and restore public trust in fundraising.

Institute of Fundraising

Read the news story here

Read the review and response here


16 September 2015


Clause prohibiting goodwill write off will adversely affect charities

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales makes representations to the Government on clause 32 Finance Bill 2015, a provision which takes effect from 8 July 2015 to prevent a corporation tax deduction for writing off goodwill and certain other intangible assets linked to customers and customer relationships.

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Read more here





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