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Charity Update 30 July 2013



United Kingdom

Read our Charity Update 30 July 2013 to keep up to date with the latest charity tax news & developments.

19 July 2013

New Charity Commission guidance on decision making for charity trustees

The guidance, It's Your Decision, explains the key principles of decision making that the courts and the Charity Commission expect trustees to apply when they are making significant or strategic decisions about their charity.

Charity Commission

22 July 2013

Subscribing to The Public Eye gives insight on public and regulatory law issues

Recent topics include adverse inferences in regulatory proceedings before the SRA and BSB, Football Association rule changes, as well as Miller v General Medical Council on public/private hearings, and the decision in R (on the application of Adesina & Others) v Nursing and Midwifery Council on the subject of time limits for statutory appeals.


23 July 2013

Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme detailed guidance

HMRC has published detailed guidance on GASDS. Eligible charities and CASCs can claim payments from HMRC on small cash donations of £20 or less that they receive from 6 April 2013


25 July 2013

UK social investment market is being held back, warns think-tank

In Best to invest?, a new social investment guide for funders, NPC finds that the crucial ‘next wave’ of potential funders is being put off by the perceived complexity of social investment

New Philanthropy Capital

25 July 2013

Statutory inquiry into Africa Relief Trust

The Charity Commission will consider whether Africa Relief Trust charity trustees have properly discharged their duties when making decisions to enter into tenancy agreements and concerns over their business rates relief arrangements.

Charity Commission

29 July 2013

Charity Commission News - Issue 43

The latest Charity Commission newsletter includes tips on protecting against fraud and explains how to help shape the accounting framework for charities and obtain advice from the Information Commissioner's Office.

Charity Commission

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