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Charity Update - May 2015

Penny Wotton
13/05/2015

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United Kingdom

Our Charity Update provides the latest tax news and developments.

12 May 2015

Election 2015: ministerial appointments

Following the 2015 general election, The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP has been promoted to the Cabinet as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in overall charge of Cabinet Office.

Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street, The Rt Hon David Cameron and Cabinet Office

Read the details of ministers confirmed so far here

 

30 April 2015

Charity Commission News

The Charity Commission publishes its latest newsletter.  This issue contains articles on:

  • the annual return 2015
  • the new online register
  • changes to charity audit thresholds

Charity Commission

Read the newsletter here  

 

30 April 2015  

Charitable donations and tax reliefs statistics

HM Revenue & Customs publish UK Charity Tax Relief Statistics 1990-91 to 2014-15.

H M Revenue & Customs

Read the commentary here  

 

23 April 2015  

Muhoro v Charity Commission for England and Wales (CA/2015/0004)

Judge Alison McKenna does not consider that it would be appropriate for her to exercise her discretion to extend time to allow the Appellant to appeal against a Charity Commission Order.

Charity Tribunals

Read the ruling here

Section 26 of the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (General Regulatory Chamber) Rules 2009 state that:

"(1) An appellant must start proceedings before the Tribunal by sending or delivering to the Tribunal a notice of appeal so that it is received—

(a) if the appellant was the subject of the decision to which the proceedings relate, within 42 days of the date on which notice of the decision was sent to the appellant; or

(b) if the appellant was not the subject of the decision to which the proceedings relate, within 42 days of the date on which the decision was published."

Legislation.gov.uk

Read the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (General Regulatory Chamber) Rules 2009 here