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Charity Update 4 September 2014



United Kingdom

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

14 August 2014

Corporate support for charities doubles but public awareness still low

Research shows the UK’s biggest companies have almost doubled their donations to charities over the last five years, but most people are unaware of their work in this area.

Charity Aid Foundation

14 August 2014

Secretariat to the SORP committee and SORP publication arrangements announced

The Charity Commission and OSCR, as the joint SORP making body, awards contract to the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) to provide Secretariat to the SORP committee and support for future updates of the Charities SORP.

Charity Commission

15 August 2014

Charities risk losing voluntary workforce if they don't adapt

The Independent Commission on Voluntary Sector & Ageing, established by the think tanks NPC and ILC-UK, warns charities to improve the way they work with volunteers, or risk losing the time and goodwill of the ‘super boomer’ generation.

International Longevity Centre - UK

1 September 2014

Falling rag prices may cost charities millions

Charities are likely to lose tens of millions of pounds this year from a fall in the price of recycled clothing and other textiles, known as rag.

Civil Society

1 September 2014

Chancellor announces new tax relief for theatres

The new theatre tax relief came into effect on 1 September 2014.

UK Government   

2 September 2014

Charities urged to report serious incidents

The Charity Commission issues alert to charities to report serious incidents to the regulator.

Charity Commission

2 September 2014

Nesta values volunteer support to UK public services at £34bn and calls for more

Innovation Foundation Nesta publishes study which values volunteer support to UK public services at £34m and calls for more opportunities for support.


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