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Charity Update 6 September 2016



United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments


Simplifying technical issues in charity law

The Law Commission publishes a consultation paper asking consultees for their views on potential reforms to two areas of charity law:

  • to make consistent across all types of charity the powers for changing a charity’s purpose, and
  • to simplify the process by which charities seek trust corporation status.

Law Commission  



Guidance on Common Reporting Standard

HM Revenue & Customs publishes guidance on the Common Reporting Standard for charities.

HM Revenue & Customs  



Final Fundraising Preference Service and Levy & Registration proposals released by Fundraising Regulator

The Fundraising Regulator publishes a discussion paper outlining how the Regulator will enable individuals to receive only the fundraising communications they want and need.

Fundraising Regulator  



Charities Statement of Recommended Practice ("SORP") research

OSCR is holding a research exercise intended to identify necessary changes for the next Charities SORP.




LIBOR funding: applications

HM Treasury announces that military and emergency services charities and other related good causes can now apply for the next round of LIBOR funding.

HM Treasury

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