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Charity update 30 June 2015



United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments.

25 June 2015

Charitable organisations given £20 million boost by the Government

The Cabinet Office launches an initiative that will provide grants to increase the sustainability of around 250 organisations working in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

Cabinet Office and Rob Wilson MP

Read the press release here


25 June 2015  

Trust in the Charity Commission 2015  

Independent research published into trust and confidence in the Charity Commission with the general public, charities and others.  

The Charity Commission  

Read the research here


23 June 2015

Community Amateur Sports Clubs: detailed guidance notes

HM Revenue & Customs updates its guidance about how the Community Amateur Sports Club scheme works and information about reliefs you might be able to benefit from.

HM Revenue & Customs

See the guidance notes here


22 June 2015  

Damien Hinds pledges to continue close work with the charity sector

The Exchequer Secretary outlines four areas that the Government would like to work with the sector to take forward, as follows:

  • work on giving intermediaries a greater role in how Gift Aid is administered
  • reviewing the rules on donor benefits
  • refine and improve the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme
  • finalising a new, simpler model Gift Aid Declaration and guidance

HM Treasury and Damian Hinds MP

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18 June 2015  

Changes in UK accounting prompt consultation on the Charities SORP

The Charity Commission for England and Wales and Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, who together are the Statements of Recommended Practice (SORPs)-making body, launch a consultation to hear charities’ views on proposed changes to the SORP.

The Charity Commission

Read the press release here


12 June 2015

Queen’s birthday honours list 2015

Communities Secretary Greg Clark congratulates everyone from local government, housing, fire services, the voluntary and community sectors recognised in this year’s Queen’s birthday honours list.

Department for Communities and Local Government

Read the press release here

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