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Charity Update - 29 May 2020

29/05/2020

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United Kingdom

Charity update 29th May 2020.

21 May 2020 - HM Treasury

Government to give VAT from donated PPE to healthcare charities

The government announces that VAT collected on donated personal protective equipment will be given to charities supporting the NHS and care workers.


20 May 2020 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, HM Treasury, Office for Civil Society, Baroness Barran MBE, John Glen MP, and The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP

Government unlocks £150 million from dormant accounts for coronavirus response

The Culture Secretary announces that £150 million from dormant bank and building society accounts is to be unlocked to help charities, social enterprises and vulnerable individuals during the coronavirus outbreak.


15 May 2020 - Charities Aid Foundation

Britons shift donations to NHS charities rather than children and animals

New research from the Charities Aid Foundation finds that 35% of people who had given to charity in the past four weeks had given to hospitals and hospices (up from the long term average of 21%).


13 May 2020 - The Charity Commission

Charity Commission responds to Select Committee questions

The Charity Commission responds to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s questions on ‘the work of the Charity Commission'.
 

12 May 2020 - The Charity Commission

Coronavirus (COVID-19): increased risk of fraud and cybercrime against charities

The Charity Commission updates its alert to add information about a coronavirus fraud webinar for charities and to add new links to the ‘Scam emails (‘phishing’)’ and ‘Protect your devices’ sections.

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