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Charity Update - 7 November 2018



United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments

31 October 2018

Government ‘likely to explore charging sector for the Charity Commission’

Ben Harrison of Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport reports that following publication of the Charity Commission's statement of strategic intent, the next step is to secure a sustainable financial future for the regulator to include a consultation on charging.

Civil Society

29 October 2018

Budget 2018

Announcements include plans to:

  • increase the upper tax free limit for trading by charities from £5,000 to £8,000 where turnover is under £20,000, and from £50,000 to £80,000 where turnover exceeds £200,000

  • allow charity shops using the Retail Gift Aid Scheme to send letters to donors every three years when their goods raise less than £20 a year

  • increase the individual donation limit under the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme to £3HM Treasury 

HM Treasury

26 October 2018

The Charity Commission for England and Wales v 1) Cambridge Islamic College 2) Cambridge Muslim College: [2018] UKUT 0351 (TCC)

The decision of Mrs Justice Rose on the "too like" name test is published.

HM Courts & Tribunals Service and Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber)

26 October 2018

Changes to the update charity details service

The Charity Commission confirms that the Update Charity Details Service is changing on the 12 November.

The Charity Commission

24 October 2018

Charities and the power of place: the Commission’s new strategy and what it means for community foundations

Baroness Stowell, Chair of the Charity Commission, tells a symposium of UK Community Foundations why she thinks that the Commission's new strategic direction matters to their charities.

The Charity Commission and The Rt Hon Baroness Stowell of Beeston MBE

22 October 2018

Charities safeguarding measures bolstered through new dedicated fund

The Government renews its commitment to improve safeguarding for England's charity sector.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Office for Civil Society, The Charity Commission, Big Lottery Fund, and Tracey Crouch MP

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